- 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
- 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
New Creation, World Premiere
- 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.
- Performance brochure
- Available after the performance
- Organized by
- Arts Commons Tokyo, Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee
- The Japan Foundation
- Arts Commons Tokyo、Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee, The Japan Foundation, Theater der Welt 2023