Dharma Carousel by Nongkran Panmongkol / Lexa Peroutka
NONGKRAN PANMONGKOL AND LEXA PEROUTKA
(MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION, 2021)
The stylized vehicle is the work of an international artistic duo (Thai-Swedish multimedia artist Nongkran Panmongkol and Prague postconceptual artist Lexa Peroutka). Their Protocargo is an archetypal vehicle made of tubular scaffolding and multiplied bicycle components. The authors try to cultivate wild crops on it. The large object is complemented by a video recording of a performative event referring to the experimental preparation of food using wild crops. They thematize the element of migration – both in terms of human movement and in the context of the related global distribution of plant species. Pamongkol and Peroutka refer to the complex issues of transport and movement, borders and clashes of cultures, the roots of civilization, uni-versal economic laws and the interdependence and dependence of all these elements.