The Perfect Beach
performance in public
performers, aluminum pipes, flag canvas print
4,50 × 3,20 m
The performance ‘The Perfect Beach’ refers to the cliché and dream of a perfect tropical beach as the ultimate exotic place, which is also connected to the concept of ‘Paradise’ based in Christian-Western culture. The work is comprised of a set of three large prints displaying different tropical beaches and are carried around by performers along the shore of Krabis’ Phra Nang beach. Very popular as wallpaper backgrounds for computer desktops, the colors of these ultimate beach photographs are often extremely saturated and extra palm trees are added in Photoshop.
Visitors of the Biennale and tourists are invited to pose and take pictures in front of these prototypical beach prints while experiencing one of Krabi’s iconic beaches. The self referencing holiday snapshot of a beach displayed on a beach confronts the visitors with the question of reality in times of post social media life. Is this the ultimate beach?
Shown at Phra Nang beach, Krabi, Thailand Biennale 2018