Artists

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  • Born 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

For more than thirty years, Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul has been enriching the history of cinema with numerous masterpieces, including Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010 Cannes Palme d’Or winner) or his latest work Memoria (2021 Cannes Jury Prize). Adding to his work as a film director in Chiang Mai in Thailand, Weerasethakul also expresses his quiet enthusiasm for the world through a series of artworks, such as video installations and performance pieces.

For Aichi Triennale 2022, Weerasethakul engages in his first VR performance through an international collaboration with Japanese creators. How will the technology of virtual reality affect the vision of his works, whose worlds of sleeping and sick bodies, their sympathy with ghost-like presences and their sense of suspended time seem to have presaged our post-pandemic age? We hope you look forward to diving into this new space of interactive lightwaves and sounds contributed by Japanese composer Sakamoto Ryuichi.

Selected Works & Awards
2019
Artes Mundi Prize 8, Artes Mundi, UK
2015
FEVER ROOM, Asian Arts Theatre, Gwangju, South Korea
2013
Sharjah Biennial Prize, Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE
2012
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
2010
Palme d’Or for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 63rd Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France

Performances

New Creation, World Premiere

VR PERFORMANCE

  • Image photo
  • Courtesy of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Dates
Tue, Oct 4 – Mon, Oct 10
Duration
TBD
Tickets
Adults ¥3,000
U25 ¥2,000

・Door tickets for adults, and U25 cost an additional ¥500.

Note
Children below school age are not permitted.
Venue
Large Rehearsal Room, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B2)
Access
  • 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.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance
Organized by
Arts Commons Tokyo, Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee
Co-Organizer
The Japan Foundation
Co-Production
Arts Commons Tokyo、Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee, The Japan Foundation, Theater der Welt 2023