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LOCUS: APITCHAPONG WEERASETHAKUL – CAO GUIMARÃES

Edited by Marente Bloemheuvel and Jaap Guldemond with essays by Consuelo Lins and Dana Linssen

2017
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Locus: Apitchapong Weerasethakul – Cao Guimarães’. The exhibition featured a large film installation ‘Primitive’. It consists of eight short and slightly longer ‘mini-films’ or ‘sketches’ that capture the lives of a number of teenagers in Nabua, a small village in the north-east of Thailand. In the 1960s and 70s, this village was the scene of a battle between Thai military forces and local civilians who were accused of being communist or having communist sympathies

In this village ‘full of repressed memories’, Weerasethakul films teenagers who gather to chat, play football and daydream. Like his works, this film demonstrates his attentive way of looking, his protracted shots, his heightened sensitivity to both natural and artificial light, and also his ability to subtly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and on the deeper layers behind our daily existence.

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