Year of production: 2021

Country of Production: Thailand, Singapore

Running Time: 17.31 Minutes

Screening Format: DCP/Color/ Stereo/ 2K

Project commissioned by: Asian Film Archive, Singapore


Squish! is a meditation on the self through lurid and liquid forms; filtered through both old and foreseeable technology informed by Thai animation history and contemporary culture, and a constant process of constructing and deforming new selves to simulate ‘movements’. By extrapolating and redefining the terms of ‘movement’, be it through psychological, physical or political understandings, the work interweaves the medium of animation with a state of depression.

Exhibitions, Film Festivals, and Screenings:

  • State of Motion 2021: [Alternate/Opt] Realities, Marina One, Asian Film Archive, Singapore
  • Pardi di domani: Concorso internazionale, 74th Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (Festival World Premiere), Switzerland
  • International Competition, 25FPS 17th International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
  • International Competition, 40th Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden
  • Shorts 8: Discursive Proclivities (Experimental), 57th Chicago International Film Festival, USA
  • International Short Film Competition, 64th DOK Leipzig, Germany
  • “Tulapop Saenjaroen: Short Films”, Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL,USA
  • “Shorts: Ultracool”, 22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA
  • Animation Film Competition, 25th Thai Short Film and Video Festival
  • International Competition, 15th Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK
  • The Metaverse, 49th Athens International Film + Video Festival, OH, USA
  • Panorama International: All the Best!, 34th Film Fest Dresden, Germany
  • Wave 13: I am feeling unwell, Prismatic Ground, Maysles Documentary Center, NY, USA
  • “The Consonant Unknown” in conjunction with exhibition Shen Xin: Brine Lake (A New Body), Walker Art Center, USA
  • Animation Brüt, Close-Up Film Centre, London, UK
  • “The Consonant Unknown” in conjunction with Shen Xin’s exhibition ས་གཞི་སྔོན་པོ་འགྱུར། (The Earth Turned Green) Swiss Institute, NY, USA
  • International Competition, 14th Short Waves Festival, Poland
  • Animation Brüt, Rockaway Film Festival, NYC, USA
  • Animation Brüt, Space1026, Philadelphia, USA
  • CROSSROADS 2022, Gray Area, San Francisco, USA

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