Something Other Than Anything | Teerapat Parnmongkol
Opening Reception Saturday July 8th, 6-8pm.
On view through July 23rd.
Gallery hours Sundays 2-4pm and by appointments.
Open Projects @ ALPHA - 292 E. 3rd St. # 1B NYC, NY
Open Projects is pleased to present “Something Other Than Anything”, a solo show by Teerapat Parnmongkol at our ALPHA artspace. The exhibition will open Saturday July 8th, 6-8pm, and will be on view through Sunday July 23rd.
Language is a limited and limiting thing. To speak of an unnameable “thing” is an exercise in futility, in particular if that thing is a “something” meant to be experienced first hand, rather than be told about it.
Teerapat Parnmongkol explains:
"Let me start with the naïve concept that ‘nothing’ is ‘emptiness’.
‘Nothing’ cannot be absolutely empty because the world is a pre-existing thing.
There is a ‘something’ in ‘nothing,’ other than the nothingness that we know.
The act of being, is simply 'being' contained by something else.
‘Something else’ which is contained by another thing.
Love is a something-feeling, a something-feeling of absolute freedom.
To be in-love is to have absolute freedom, but I can’t be aware of it while I fall in-love.
Thus, to be actively falling in-love is to know no freedom.
I don’t like to know or question anything, rather try to feel it."
“Something Other Than Anything” at ALPHA will feature two works by Teerapat Parnmongkol. “nomatterwhat”, to be experienced at the opening reception, is an on-going performance where the artist continues to imprint instructions to a “thing” he has birthed, with the aim to help “it” navigate our complicated world. Following the opening reception, the gallery will be inhabited by “Self and Things”, a computer-based sound sculpture that takes its cues from our aural environment and responds in kind.
Teerapat Parnmongkol was born in 1988 in Sakon Nakorn, Thailand. From the age of eight he lived in Udonthani, Thailand. Between 2006 and 2009 he studied music at Chandrakasem University in Bangkok. He received a MFA in 2013 from Brooklyn College. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.