BANGKOK — A lightweight exhibition within the coronary heart of Bangkok encourages guests to interpret the illumination in their very own methods.
Jaras Mild Fest, presently happening on the forecourt and the third flooring of Bangkok Artwork and Tradition Centre, isn’t just fascinating to have a look at. The set up can also be attempting to lift consciousness about using solar energy as a sustainable vitality supply.
Supported by Energy Improvement Fund, Workplace of the Regulatory Fee, the reveals with gentle are powered by photo voltaic vitality.
“Crimson Coronary heart” by Krit Ngamsom, for instance, is a two-meter tall metal coronary heart full of flashy second-hand automobile lights with wings manufactured from solar-cell panels to energy the guts.
The artist himself described his work as a piece impressed by the sight of vehicles’ tail lights at Pathumwan intersection turning the night-time road purple.
He added that the heart-shaped sculpture has a connection to the intersection, which is on the coronary heart of Bangkok.
Earlier than studying the artist’s description, I considered the notion of affection giving flight and solar-power creating love. Love offers you wings and with it you possibly can fly and elevate your self into the next being, so I believed.
One other work, entitled “The Cycle” is a four-times-four meter dice with lights emitting from geometric varieties akin to circles and contours. It comes with electro music alternated with the sound of chirping birds.
Right here, the work by H-Lab Collective mentioned it was designed “to current the story of the vitality disaster by gentle, coloration and sound. The working mechanisms are designed to realize probably the most environment friendly and cost-effective use of vitality, as vitality and useful resource utilization is constant to develop making it tough to cut back the dimensions of the use cycle.”
Once more, earlier than having learn the outline, my interpretation was fairly completely different. I believed the illuminated cubic cage would match completely properly at any red-light district or the backpacker occasion road of Khaosan Street. The dice and its accompanied music was alluring at night time.
It jogs my memory of the Thai expression of “lured by the night time gentle” (lhong saeng see) which described individuals who have corrupted by the vices of the nightlife.
Contained in the BACC constructing, an informative exhibition about inexperienced vitality may be perused. At Jaras Lab on the third flooring, one reads a chronology of man’s efforts to harness warmth as a supply of vitality. We have been instructed that in China, 460,000 BC, the world’s earliest particular use of fireside came about. By 500 BC, passive photo voltaic vitality was utilized in Greek houses.
Quick-forward quickly to 1981, the primary large-scale solar-thermal energy plant known as Photo voltaic One begins working in Daggett, California.
In Thailand, the photo voltaic cell undertaking was launched at Sirindhorn Dam in 2007 with a complete put in capability of 1.012 MW. By final 12 months, 2019, the Vitality Regulatory Fee requires a steady promotion of solar-powered rooftop among the many public within the subsequent 10 years as their aim.
These eager about solar-powered devices would possibly need to be taught that high quality solar-cell panel lasts 25 years. Additionally, placing solar-cell panels on the roof doesn’t make a home hotter.
Whether or not you might be into arts or the setting, or each, the exhibit is value a go to.