Central to Harvest is Pachara’s surrealistic exposition towards the nation’s long-running coup d’état against its divisive politics. Years of resolving the political crisis have normalised a coup culture – a self-perpetuating cycle the artist likens to a harvest season. After every coup, its military budget increases, raising suspicions about its authorisation and resource-spending.
Drawing from the nation’s extravagant landmarks such as the Rajabhakti Park, the Utthayan roads and the Government House, Pachara creates haunting impressions of gilded wealth as fogged landscapes. He devised visual cues in the forms of unlit street lamps, trees, and trimmed bushes set in fields, forests and gardens among them lurk forlorn, lone figures, luring viewers to identify and examine the state of corruptive practices and unavailing efforts.