The First Conversation Between Frank and I

Ohm Phanphiroj
Thailand, USA
13 min

The Horse Hospital

17 September



This video artwork explores complex issues of intimacy between a straight soldier and a gay artist. Frank was an army infantryman who aspires to become a model and an actor. After four months of online communication, he went AWOL to come and see the filmmaker in New York City.

Ohm Phanphiroj

Ohm Phanphiroj is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator. Originally from Thailand, Ohm splits time between the US, Bangkok, and Jamaica. Ohm’s work deals with controversial issues relating to sexuality, human rights, the exploitation of minors, and the contemporary male nude.