Language and Concepts in Religious Narratives and Morality through Digital Art

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Suparirk Kanitwaranun


The research titled “Language and Concepts in Religious Narratives and Morality” is creative research. The objectives of this research included 1) studying language and concepts in religious narratives and morality. 2) studying the creation of works in the form of digital moving image art, and installation art. 3) presenting perspectives on language and concepts in religious narratives and morality through works in the form of digital moving image art, and installation art.

The researcher analyzed the philosophical perspectives; semiology and Paul Ricoeur’s writings that combine Phenomenology with Hermeneutics to analyze understanding humans and creating identity through the narrative to the creation of digital moving images by using Pali-style Thai characters, and Thai traditional painting as a medium to creating by computer program. To reflect the limitations of perception and understanding social phenomena in the digital age. Including having the freedom to determine the possibilities and the freedom of choice of contemporary human beings that are constantly changing.

The results revealed that language reflects human concepts in a society. In the meaning that the language system or signs in that language structure affect human thinking and behavior. Besides language, there are also pictures, objects, and sounds. The limitations of the language system and concepts affect the understanding of social changes, cultures, norms, and criteria for judging in various fields. Religious narratives and morality framed by pre–conscious understanding reflect Thai society and culture as well in understanding Thai moral tradition through religious narratives that monopolize the definition of goodness. Explaining society with merit to social hierarchy Including the moral interpretation as only religion without questioning issues such as rights, liberties, justice, and equality of people in society which the researcher has synthesized and presented through creative works in the form of video installation. It also allows the audience to access the concepts and perspectives of the researcher through art experience.

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Kanitwaranun, S. (2023). Language and Concepts in Religious Narratives and Morality through Digital Art. Asian Creative Architecture, Art and Design, 36(2), 147–167. Retrieved from
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