TIME-TRAVELLERS TELL THEIR STORIES
In our current world where the primary focus is technological advancement, there remains a certain category of people who are always in search of the enchantment of the past. We meet Ajarn Santarn Viangsima, a technician in wood restoration and architect who has lived with wood since childhood. His heart and soul become truly naked when he is living and working with wood, on his journey back in time to uncover the history of wooden structures and their makers. We also meet ‘artefact doctors’, Kwanjit and Suriya Lertsiri, who restore artefacts that have been damaged to the point of ‘coma’. With biological deterioration caused mainly by insects and fungi eating away at the surface of the material, and even in cases of paintings faded by the light, these two ‘artefact doctors’ never leave anything untreated and successfully breathe new life into those artefacts. There is also another category of time-travellers who are not looking to repair or restore anything. They are only seeking to understand the past, so that they can create stories to tell to people in the present. With different missions in time-travelling, we observe different vehicles and avenues used in accomplishing those missions. Yet, what these time-travellers have in common is their passion for carving out meaningful paths in the present through their never-ending enchantment of the past.
Please stay tuned with "Spirit of Asia" on February 21st, 2021 at 04.30 - 05.00 PM. (Bangkok, UTC+7)