GHOSTS OF BANGKOK
Year: 2020 (Ongoing)
Medium: 3 Channel Documentary Installation; 1080p Digital Video
Size: 12 Minutes (estimated)
The above is an excerpt from my in-progress experimental documentary, Ghosts of Bangkok. I took on this project as a way to investigate the relationship between place, folklore, and the ways in which Bangkok's rapidly changing urban landscape is influencing the way Thai people view the supernatural. Multiple interviews were conducted in and around active construction sites – the aim being to ask the very workers re-shaping the Thai capital about their views on ghosts and Place Spirits. The stories we were told only begin to depict a hazy, complicated relationship between an emerging metropolis and the invisible workers that lay at the heart of this ongoing transformation.
director | Daniel Fethke producer | Pom Bunsermvicha + May Panthumkomol