This year, the annual commemoration of the 6th October 1976 massacre has been cancelled by Thammasat University, citing the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the organisers have a created a ‘museum in a box’, a package containing dozens of items relating to the optimistic period from the 14th October 1973 uprising until the day before the 1976 massacre.
The กล่องฟ้าสาง (‘box of dawn’) is available in a limited edition of 150. A series of paintings by Thasnai Sethaseree also refers to the eve of the massacre. With its exact facsimiles of vintage documents and photographs, the box recalls the ephemera inserted into Doug Dorst’s novel S.