"Massage is the medium" Classical Thai Massage
Suwan Laimanee's work goes beyond "Relational aesthetics".
It is about here-and-now, the physical touch of art and its sculptural process.
Thai massage is art and science, another form of social sculpture. It is real and it is spiritual.
There is no giver (artist) and receiver (recipient) cause both are united in oneness.
Suwan Laimanee was the first artist who introduced massage as art in 1996 at the Biennale Florence, Italy.
In 1997 Suwan's video art massage was introduced at Documenta X with Michelangelo Pistoletto's Progetto Arte.