- Born 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s tranquil, lyrical movies set in the northeastern part of Thailand and based on folktales, legends, personal memories of the forest, current events and previously lived lives, have enjoyed the attention of audiences and critics worldwide. Beginning with his first feature film in 2000, Weerasethakul has updated the history of cinema with numerous new masterpieces, from Tropical Malady (winner of the 2004 Cannes Jury Prize), to Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010 Palm D’Or) and his latest movie Memoria (2021 Cannes Jury Prize). In addition to his work as a film director, Weerasethakul also expresses his quiet enthusiasm for the world through a series of artworks such as video installations and performance pieces.
For Aichi 2022, Weerasethakul collaborates with Japanese artists to create his first VR performance and let visitors commune with invisible ghost-like presences, encounter sick and sleeping bodies, and experience time suspended in a circle. How will Weerasethakul, whose previous works have brought the invisible, inaudible and untouchable into our realm of the tangible, make use of the potential of virtual reality? Fifteen audience members at a time are invited into a dark space to roam around on the shores of a world that no one has yet experienced, composed of Weerasethakul’s visual poetry beyond the confines of language, soundscapes of silent waves by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and interactive particles of light floating through the air…
- Selected Works & Awards
- Artes Mundi Prize 8, Artes Mundi, UK
- FEVER ROOM, Asian Arts Theatre, Gwangju, South Korea
- Sharjah Biennial Prize, Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE
- dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
- Palme d’Or for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 63rd Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France
A Conversation with the Sun (VR)
- Mon, Oct 10
13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 17:00 / 17:30 / 18:00
- 60 min.
･Door tickets for adults, and U25 cost an additional ¥500.
- Childcare Service (13:00－17:00)
For details (In Japanese)
- Venue / Access
- Large Rehearsal Room, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B2)
- 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
- 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.