Vatanajyankur plays into the extreme, undertaking physical experiments that playfully (but often painfully) test her body's limits in staged performances. Presented in the form of digital "paintings", the happy day glow colors eventually unveil a dark humor with undercurrents of violence. Particularly telling of her Thai homeland, the artist points to the time-consuming and physically exhausting daily tasks usually delegated to women. She describes her performances of "meditation postures", transforming these acts of physical endurance into ways to free herself from her mind: a mechanism to lose her sense of being. These deliberate objectification then transform her body into sculpture.

Secret Dungeon    250 Moore Street #101 (Brooklyn)