Ahead of the UK premiere of his film, Cemetery of Splendour (2015), Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be giving a special masterclass at Regent Street Cinema.
Weerasethakul will talk about the distinctive alchemy of his practice, which fuses light with shadow and transmits personal memory into collective history. Embracing multiple contexts of artistic practice, Weerasethakul will present his video installation Fireworks (2014), a hallucinatory memory machine shot in a temple in the northeast of Thailand where he grew up.
The artist will talk about his recent foray into creating performance, as well as his subtle, passionate engagement with the past lives and times of Thailand’s northeastern region. He will be in conversation with May Adadol Ingawanij, film theorist and curator at CREAM.
The event is free of charge but reservation is essential. Please reserve one ticket per person.
For more information, contact May Adadol Ingawanij, at [email protected].
The masterclass is part of CREAM SCREENS – a newly launched series of screenings and conversations featuring the best of contemporary global film and artists’ moving image, and yet to be discovered pioneers of cinema’s global histories. Events this autumn include screenings and talks on India’s political documentary practice with filmmakers Subasri Krishnan and Fathima Nizzaruddin.