Ry Haskings Thammasat Fuel Fabrication

14 February –
22 March 2014
Thammasat Fuel Fabrication   
Ry Haskings

Thammasat Fuel Fabrication   

, 2014
Installation View

Sutton Gallery is pleased to present Thammasat Fuel Fabrication, a large-scale installation by Ry Haskings informed by the artists’ interest in unfinished narratives and improvisatory research

Thammasat Fuel Fabrication sees Haskings create a collaged environment in Sutton’s Project Space that layers together handmade elements such as screen prints, film stills and etchings
with building fixtures and materials, including a free-standing wall, steel framing and wall paint, to create a highly complex yet engaging conceptual installation. Haskings uses this expanded spatial form to construct a non-linear narrative that involves
distinct political events; in this instance, variously referencing Karen Silkwood (a labor union activist who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at
the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant in Oklahoma), the 1976 Thammasat University Massacre (an attack on students and protesters in Bangkok demonstrating against a military takeover of Thailand) and local campaigns to stop logging and wood-chipping in the Otway native forests in Victoria. Each of these historical moments is drawn from research undertaken by Haskings in a chain-like manner, with one event leading him to the next via subjective or intuitive links and