Making huge waves on Instagram and beyond, Pssyppl produces moving and evocative images. Utilising the hand-gesture made famous by the Scouts and more recently the Hunger Games, being prepared and hungry for change work hand in hand. A true artistic remark about the modern day situation in Thailand, the younger generation have a voice that echoes what they see overseas. Who are we to tell the Thais how to run their country? The same can't be said for their own citizens though. They have every right to define their nation's future.
Something the art demonstrates is a feeling of anger. This emotion has a reputation for blurring the lines of right and wrong. Often, it is a result of the lines being blurred in our own world by someone else. It's important to remember that once we cross a line we no-longer have the power to make changes. We have to be in the right for people to see that we are right. These lines are sometimes artificially too close and in these cases the change required is to move them back to where they need to be.
In Thailand there is a law named Section 112. This ruling criminalises those who criticise the monarchy. It's not a new rule, in fact most nations have used similar laws in the past. It's becoming much rarer to see in the 21st Century however and the younger Thai generation know this and want to modernise.
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