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power boy, 2011

from for tomorrow for tonight project

giclée prints with dibond backing

59.06 x 88.58 inches

for tomorrow for tonight, 2011

installation consisting of 4 single channel videos, 5 photographs, 2 powered speakers, ceramic tiles

the importance of telepathy, 2012

sculpture: pu foam, acrystal and semi matt lacquer, steel framing; 150 wind chimes: caked clay, synthetic fiber string; 30 army hammocks from thailand

installation view at documenta 13, kassel, 2012

the importance of telepathy, 2012

sculpture: pu foam, acrystal and semi matt lacquer, steel framing; 150 wind chimes: caked clay, synthetic fiber string; 30 army hammocks from thailand

installation view at documenta 13, kassel, 2012

unknown forces, thailand / united states 2007

4 screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

various lengths, loops

unknown forces, thailand / united states 2007

4 screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

various lengths, loops

emerald (morakot), thailand / japan 2007

cinema version and single screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

11:50 minutes (looped)

emerald (morakot), thailand / japan 2007

cinema version and single screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

11:50 minutes (looped)

blow up (from primitive project), 2009

archival print, mounted on di-bond

57.76 x 87.4 inches

phantoms of nabua, 2009

single channel installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

10:56 minutes looped

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels

installation view at musée d'art moderne de la ville de paris, paris, france 2009

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels

installation view at fact (foundation for art and creative technology), liverpool, united kingdoom 2009

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels

installation view at the new museum, new york united states, 2009

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels
 

petch (from the primitive project), 2009

giclée print

57.87 x 87.4 inches

primates' memories, 2014

lightjet print on duratrands, lightbox

39.37 x 59.06 inches

the vapor of melancholy, 2014

lightjet print on duratrands, lightbox

31.5 x 47.24 inches

dilbar, 2012

single-channel video installation, hd digital, b&w, 16:9, dolby 5.1

10:00 minutes (loop)

installation view at sharjah 11, sharjah united arab emirates, 2013

dilbar, 2012

single-channel video installation, hd digital, b&w, 16:9, dolby 5.1

10:00 minutes (loop)

mysterious object at noon / dogfahr nai meu marn, thailand, 2000

35mm (blown up from 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, black and white

83:00 minutes

mysterious object at noon / dogfahr nai meu marn, thailand, 2000

35mm (blown up from 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, black and white

83:00 minutes

mysterious object at noon / dogfahr nai meu marn, thailand, 2000

35mm (blown up from 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, black and white

83:00 minutes

blissfully yours / sud sanaeha, thailand / france, 2002

35mm, 1,66:1, dolby surround, color

126:00 minutes

blissfully yours / sud sanaeha, thailand / france, 2002

35mm, 1,66:1, dolby surround, color

126:00 minutes

blissfully yours / sud sanaeha, thailand / france, 2002

35mm, 1,66:1, dolby surround, color

126:00 minutes

tropical malady / sud pralad, thailand / france / germany / italy 2004

35mm, 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

118:00 minutes

tropical malady / sud pralad, thailand / france / germany / italy 2004

35mm, 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

118:00 minutes

tropical malady / sud pralad, thailand / france / germany / italy 2004

35mm, 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

118:00 minutes

syndromes and a century / sang sattawat, thailand / austria / france

35mm, 1:1.85, dolby surround, color

105:00 minutes (approx)

syndromes and a century / sang sattawat, thailand / austria / france

35mm, 1:1.85, dolby surround, color

105:00 minutes (approx)

syndromes and a century / sang sattawat, thailand / austria / france

35mm, 1:1.85, dolby surround, color

105:00 minutes (approx)

uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives / lung boonmee raluek chat, united kingdom/ thailand / germany / france/ spain 2010

35mm (blown up from super 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

113:00 minutes

uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives / lung boonmee raluek chat, united kingdom/ thailand / germany / france/ spain 2010

35mm (blown up from super 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

113:00 minutes

uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives / lung boonmee raluek chat, united kingdom/ thailand / germany / france/ spain 2010

35mm (blown up from super 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

113:00 minutes

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power boy, 2011

from for tomorrow for tonight project

giclée prints with dibond backing

59.06 x 88.58 inches

image

for tomorrow for tonight, 2011

installation consisting of 4 single channel videos, 5 photographs, 2 powered speakers, ceramic tiles

image

the importance of telepathy, 2012

sculpture: pu foam, acrystal and semi matt lacquer, steel framing; 150 wind chimes: caked clay, synthetic fiber string; 30 army hammocks from thailand

installation view at documenta 13, kassel, 2012

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the importance of telepathy, 2012

sculpture: pu foam, acrystal and semi matt lacquer, steel framing; 150 wind chimes: caked clay, synthetic fiber string; 30 army hammocks from thailand

installation view at documenta 13, kassel, 2012

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unknown forces, thailand / united states 2007

4 screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

various lengths, loops

image

unknown forces, thailand / united states 2007

4 screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

various lengths, loops

image

emerald (morakot), thailand / japan 2007

cinema version and single screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

11:50 minutes (looped)

image

emerald (morakot), thailand / japan 2007

cinema version and single screen installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

11:50 minutes (looped)

image

blow up (from primitive project), 2009

archival print, mounted on di-bond

57.76 x 87.4 inches

image

phantoms of nabua, 2009

single channel installation, digital, 16:9, dolby 5.1, color

10:56 minutes looped

image

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels

installation view at musée d'art moderne de la ville de paris, paris, france 2009

image

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels

installation view at fact (foundation for art and creative technology), liverpool, united kingdoom 2009

image

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels

installation view at the new museum, new york united states, 2009

image

primitive, 2009

video installation consisting of 6 independent single channel videos and 2 syncronised channels
 

image

petch (from the primitive project), 2009

giclée print

57.87 x 87.4 inches

image

primates' memories, 2014

lightjet print on duratrands, lightbox

39.37 x 59.06 inches

image

the vapor of melancholy, 2014

lightjet print on duratrands, lightbox

31.5 x 47.24 inches

image

dilbar, 2012

single-channel video installation, hd digital, b&w, 16:9, dolby 5.1

10:00 minutes (loop)

installation view at sharjah 11, sharjah united arab emirates, 2013

image

dilbar, 2012

single-channel video installation, hd digital, b&w, 16:9, dolby 5.1

10:00 minutes (loop)

image

mysterious object at noon / dogfahr nai meu marn, thailand, 2000

35mm (blown up from 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, black and white

83:00 minutes

image

mysterious object at noon / dogfahr nai meu marn, thailand, 2000

35mm (blown up from 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, black and white

83:00 minutes

image

mysterious object at noon / dogfahr nai meu marn, thailand, 2000

35mm (blown up from 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, black and white

83:00 minutes

image

blissfully yours / sud sanaeha, thailand / france, 2002

35mm, 1,66:1, dolby surround, color

126:00 minutes

image

blissfully yours / sud sanaeha, thailand / france, 2002

35mm, 1,66:1, dolby surround, color

126:00 minutes

image

blissfully yours / sud sanaeha, thailand / france, 2002

35mm, 1,66:1, dolby surround, color

126:00 minutes

image

tropical malady / sud pralad, thailand / france / germany / italy 2004

35mm, 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

118:00 minutes

image

tropical malady / sud pralad, thailand / france / germany / italy 2004

35mm, 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

118:00 minutes

image

tropical malady / sud pralad, thailand / france / germany / italy 2004

35mm, 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

118:00 minutes

image

syndromes and a century / sang sattawat, thailand / austria / france

35mm, 1:1.85, dolby surround, color

105:00 minutes (approx)

image

syndromes and a century / sang sattawat, thailand / austria / france

35mm, 1:1.85, dolby surround, color

105:00 minutes (approx)

image

syndromes and a century / sang sattawat, thailand / austria / france

35mm, 1:1.85, dolby surround, color

105:00 minutes (approx)

image

uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives / lung boonmee raluek chat, united kingdom/ thailand / germany / france/ spain 2010

35mm (blown up from super 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

113:00 minutes

image

uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives / lung boonmee raluek chat, united kingdom/ thailand / germany / france/ spain 2010

35mm (blown up from super 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

113:00 minutes

image

uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives / lung boonmee raluek chat, united kingdom/ thailand / germany / france/ spain 2010

35mm (blown up from super 16mm), 1,85:1, dolby surround, color

113:00 minutes

apichatpong weerasethakul
* 1970, Thailand

 

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s oeuvre spans the space between cinema and contemporary art, addressing both personal and social themes. His videos, shorts, films, and installations are often non-linear and transmit a strong sense of dislocation and otherworldliness. Characterized by an interest in manipulating time and light, Weerasethakul constructs tenuous bridges for the viewer to travel between the real and the mythical, the individual and the collective, waking and dream states. Throughout the years, the majority of his projects have involved many of the same actors, which has allowed him to capture different phases in their lives and the experience of ageing. Frequently set in rural Thai villages and forests, his films traverse an extremely personal territory, inviting the viewer to enter the subjective world of memory, myth, and deep yearning. Using unconventional narrative structures to expand and contract the sensation of time, as well as playing with ideas of veracity and linearity, Weerasethakul’s work sits comfortably in a world of his own making.

 

Weerasethakul earned his bachelor degree in architecture from Khon Kaen University Thailand in 1994.  He received his Masters degree in filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Kick the Machine which has produced many of his own films as well as other experimental Thai films and videos that could not find support under the established Thai film industry. In 2001, he was a resident at the Sapporo Artist In Residence Program (S-AIR), in Sapporo, Japan. His film Tropical Malady (2004) won the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and his film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2009) received the Palm d’Or at the same festival.

 

His most important exhibitions include: Mirages, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (2016); Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Fireworks, SCAI Bathouse, Tokyo Japan (2014); Photophobia, Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway (2013); Primitive, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2013); Morakot (Emerald), UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, United States (2013); For Tomorrow For Tonight, UCCA, Beijing, China (2012); Apichatpong Weerasethakul: PRIMITIVE, The New Museum, New York, United States (2011); For Tomorrow For Tonight, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2011); Retrospektive Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Filmmuseum, MunchnerStatdmuseum, Munich, Germany (2009). He has participated in group exhibitions at the University of Pennslvannia, Philadelphia, United States  (2014); Kunstverein Gottingen, Germany (2014); The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2010); The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia (2009); National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2007); The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, United States (2006).

 

Additionally, Weerasethakul has participated in various biennials, including the 11th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2013); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); VideoZone 4: The 4th International Video Art Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel (2008); Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2008); The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, China (2008); KunstFilm Biennale, Cologne and Bonn, Germany (2007); The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia (2006); The IX Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, Lithuania (2005); Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2004); 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2001), and the 1st Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albania (2001).

 

Apitchatpong Weerasethakul currently lives and works in Chiangmai, Thailand.