Drown is an interactive performance piece that reflects Reed's feeling toward a political misuse of Article 112, Lese Majeste, that coincide with major flooding event in Thailand back in 2011.
It was just a few months after his relocation from Bangkok to New York. Coincide with major flooding event, the case of Arkong, Ampol Tangnoppakul, fundamentally wrong application of the article 112 was not even mentioned in mainstream media in Thailand. He sent 4 SMSs that was sentenced for 20 years in jail.
That surreal dystopian news from hometown combined with first time of leaving his home country for that long. This piece reflects that frustration.