Jane Frankish wrote a Letter from the Pandemic to Percy Shelley that was published in the Ormsby Review. The Photo was taken in the course of the Phra Rahu performance at the Huai Khwang Ganesha Shrine at Din Daeng during the Bangkok Biennale 2018. The letter can be read at the site linked below –
At the heart of the Bangkok Biennale edition of Cowboys and Indians is an antique terracotta of Suriyan from South India with which I re-enact the mythic entanglement of Phra Rahu and Phra Hanuman. In the Hindu/Buddhist cosmos, Suriyan (the Sun) is the central Graha of the Navagrahas or 9 planets. He is an emanation of Lord Vishnu the sustainer and nourisher of the material universe. In Thailand the Navagraha are known as the Nopakroh and Suryian is known as Phra Athit. For the performance a food-grade silicone mould was made from the terracotta and from this mould a Black herbal jelly Suryan was made and offered to Phra Rahu.
I have not posted since early September 2018 when I was in Bangkok participating in the Bangkok Biennale in Tawasek Moslawat’s A Pavilion Without Pavillion. I have many updates to post and I will start with a photograph taken after my performance at the Huai Khwang Ganesha Shrine on 2nd September 2018. I am with my team, Jade Comfort, Jariya Laoriendee, Jane Frankish and Durga Rajah after making my offering to Phra Rahu.
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