Explore the meaning of free will

Artwork by Wisit Techasirikosol. photo courtesy of River City Bangkok

Art lovers are invited to explore the concept of free will during "P(Control) = 1", which is running at RCB Photographers' Gallery 1 on the 2nd floor of River City Bangkok, Charoen Krung 24, until April 24.

This is a solo exhibition by Wisit Techasirikosol who raises the question of whether it's true or not that human beings are born with the moral dimensions of free will -- the ability to choose among options or act independently in specific situations.

This is a notion that has been taught in schools. But, in reality, the artist finds that there are moments when we are compelled not to do certain things. We're nearly obligated to keep our opinions to ourselves. We are encouraged to avoid debating controversial topics and to show respect for the elderly, even when they do not deserve to be respected.

Inspired by several aspects regulating human life such as capitalism, tradition and the environment, Wisit came up with abstract artworks that are full of geometric patterns and lines that represent the various rules that govern our lives.

Presented in a maze-like atmosphere, the exhibition is aimed at allowing visitors to explore whether we were born with free will or whether there are numerous invisible elements controlling us.

The exhibition's title is derived from the mathematical probability formula, which is used to calculate the likelihood of an event occurring.

Although mathematical findings may have a single solution, the answer to P(Control) = 1 may vary depending on individual experience.

There is no admission fee. Visit rivercitybangkok.com or call 02-237-0077/8.

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