Shocking Pink Collection (1998)

Pink Man performance by Sompong Thawee

Fancy and Fantasy Costumes for image-building and role-playing, in life-sized photographs lit by neon (similar to the detached bills placed in front of shops),
Sompong Tawee is depicted in various pink costumes characterizing different fronts within a personality. The series is a satire on the Thais being more obsessed with form than content.
Three of the photographs are particularly effectful: Globalizing Pink Man wearing a suit and a mobile phone with one foot resting on a globe,
Siamese Intellectual posing with a glass of wine and a pink stick surrounded by books,
and Thai Hi-so Man standing in front of Ananta Samakom Throne Hall with an imperialistic expression on his face.

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