The Lost Traveller

Khopfa Chanpensiri

Kinetic Light Installation

This project aims to reconstruct my own memories of getting lost through a multi-sensorial installation in the hope that I might be able to share those memories with viewers. The project is rooted in the fact that I love travelling very much. Over the past few years I travelled frequently to so many places both in Thailand and abroad. Somehow, in most of those trips, I lost my way at certain points, and had to try to find my way back. In retrospective, those getting-lost experiences made those trips more memorable than others, simply because they forced me to be more aware of myself and what surrounded me at those moments, in terms of lighting conditions, sounds, and forms or images. It should be noted that those experiences were only ephemeral because when I went back to the same places at later times, my experiences were never the same as before.

Knowing that getting lost is the main point of my project, I started it by travelling to random places without planning ahead so as to get lost again. The difference from my other previous trips is that in these new trips I systematically recorded as many moments as possible. All information, in the forms of moving images, still photographs, and sounds, recorded from these unplanned trips were then grouped and analyzed in terms of their ‘formal’ qualities, such as light, compositions, textures, and sounds. These analyzed visual and audio elements were then used to reconstruct my memories of getting lost in an installation which offer viewers experiences though various sensations. The outcome will hopefully enable others to be in the unknown space they never have been before.

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CommDe Batch

Current Status

What was your BA thesis topic?
“The lost traveller”, light installation art.

What did you do after graduating from CommDe?
เป็น Co-Founder ที่ yimsamer แล้วก็ทำงาน Freelance สาย Lighting, art installation และ Kinetic art ต่อมาตั้งทีมที่ทำงานศิลปะในหลากหลายประเภท ชื่อว่า Yer space

What are you doing now?
ปัจจุบันเป็น freelance รับออกแบบ Lightin, Installation art และทำ Projection mapping ตอนนี้ได้เปิด Yer space ซึ่งเป็นที่รวมตัวของศิลปินในแต่ละแขนง อาทิ Art object, Sculpture, Painting, Graphic Design, Sound art, Motion graphic และ Interactive installation

What is your preferred focus in the future?
1. สร้างความเข้าใจและมูลค่า หรือความรู้ต่างๆ ในงานศิลปะและการออกแบบให้คนทั่วไปได้มีความเข้าใจ แล้วสามารถนำองค์ความรู้ต่างๆมาปรับใช้ในชีวิตประจำวันของเขา ทั้งในประเทศและต่างประเทศ 2. สร้างงานศิลปะของตัวเองให้มีความเป็นอัตลักษณ์

Contact info:
Lighting artist

Graduation Year: 2017

Khopfa Chanpensri, a Lighting artist from Bangkok. Co-Founder of Yer space and Yimsamer. I have passions for lighting, Kinetic art, art installation and creative design. I work at Yer space which is a group of artists, doing and creating art works, Art object, Sculpture and art installation. I’m interested in creating art installation and interactive installation about “Natural environment”. “Khopfa’s work is more about experience than about seeing, although it is a product of my experience . I’m also interested in the sense of Natural environment’s visualisation.