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A Private Collection

 

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(an excerpt)

 

A Private Collection, HD, stereo, 2016, 13’33″

 

In collaboration with Chaw Su, Kyaw Moe

 

The interviews in the video derive from a Myanmar migrant couple’s introduction of their DVD collection. Working in a Taiwanese factory three hours from Bangkok and often having to work overtime, their limited pastime is spent mainly on watching movies. The film collection and the sequences being introduced in the video originate from their large pirate collection. As the host of the screening program, they described how the DVDs entered their lives when they bought them from the vendor next to the temple, and simultaneously how the television screen in their living room became their way of understanding the world.