|Inflatable silicone rubber (1999-2000)
For more than 100 years, one of the most challenging tasks of Siam or Thailand, is how to balance the indigenous values and the modern Western development. The integration of these old and new, is both rather harmonious and completely in conflict at the same time. The living of two different things, remind me about Siamese Twins. In Siam, in the early 19th century, there were twins named Chang and Eng, whose bodies joined together at the waists. The Scottish trader, Robert Hunter who introduced Chang and Eng, to the Western world described when he first saw them: "It was a creature that appeared to have two head, four arms and four legs" and Dr.Dan Bradley later recorded, "all of which were moving in perfect harmony". In 1826, Hunter brought them to USA. They were on display in show business as the Siamese Double Boys, which soon became the Siamese Twins. They later became naturalized American citizens, married two sisters, had children, lived and died in North Carolina. Siamese Breath (Twins), is a new version of Siamese twins who were put on stage at the end of 20th century, created 173 years after the arrival of Chang and Eng. But this time they come as inflatable bodies, expecting some breath from visitors to fulfill the bodies.