Seenahm.


Seenahm Suriyasat is a Los Angeles-based media artist from Bangkok, with a BA at UCLA’s Department of Design | Media Arts. Her work centers around migration, exploration of identity, culture, tradition, experimental visuals, and audio textures. She works with new media, video, sound, and photography. 

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Recollection

WORK IN PROGRESS
2020





Conversations


I am not much of a talker at all.

I just have a lot of trouble compiling all of my thoughts and putting them into the right words.
My dad isn't much of a talker either; that's definitely something that we share. Because wording my thoughts is difficult for me, I often turn to visuals  to speak. My dad speaks through his photography.  In 2016, I moved from my home in Bangkok, Thailand, where I was born and raised for almost 18 years, to Los Angeles along with my mom and siblings.

I wanted to create "Conversations" as a way for my dad and I to keep in touch. To communicate in the way that we know how to do best, and the way that we are the most comfortable with; through a visual dialogue. Photographs from my dad taken in Thailand,  (and several from here), and photographs of my own from here are collaged and stitched together to create
a new language. There are some moments of silence, so some photos stand alone.
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Momentary

I asked five people, friends, and family from my hometown back in Bangkok to photograph things following a list of prompts. They sent the film over to me in Los Angeles, where I shot (following the same prompts) on top of their finished rolls of film, creating double-exposed images. In regards to the subjects of the prompt, I wanted to choose something that was momentary. Something that might catch your eye, and you choose to capture. Nothing specific and nothing too recognizable. Photos of movement, stillness, with a vagueness that blends together to create a blur that encapsulates the non-linearity of time. The reason why I chose people I knew back in Bangkok to collaborate on this project with me is because the desire for stillness in the midst of a constant shift, movement, and flow, reflects how I feel after years of living in the States. I am seeking shelter and I want to find it, but at the same time, I have apprehension. I want to feel settled and safe, but what if the constant migration is what I need. The uncertainty is unsettling for me. I wanted to capture that perception from the two places

I constantly debate in my head about calling home. With the help with five other photographers, their perception of home, and how they choose to capture time, and momentary glimpses of their life in the city.

A collaboration between different viewpoints, and between the two City of Angels.

2019


















ตะโกน
Shout

ตะโกน  is a short experimental short video about identity, losing and finding yourself. Footage was shot on 35mm film, and physically manipulated / destructed (scratching, burning, left in chemicals). Typography was made by creating frame by frame animation on pieces of paper, torn apart, and scanned. Audio also composed and recorded by me.
2019
















Assumptions

We asked strangers on the internet to assume five things about us. 

Here are some things some strangers said about me: 


you are asian, you are female, you like art, you probably do well in school, you live in china ur asian, ur over 18, ur a virgin, ur generally pretty fun to be around, you live in canada you're friendly, interesting, have a good fashion sense, funny, kindgirl, 17-21, hates cold weather, likes fashion, live in the us your fun, sporty, good singer, like to party, would date meyou like music, your short, from south korea, like anime, 19 years old asian, lives in america, lover not a hater, from japan, mixed genderyou like math, 25, live with your mom, phd student prob, youre singleyour dad is a Doctor, your smart, you live in thailand, your 5 foot 4, your still a virginyou are nice, you can cook, you are 26, you have a dog, you like sports




PROJECT SITE
2019