WITH HISTORY IN A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE WITH FUNNY NAMES 4

by Konakrit Arunanondchai
WITH HISTORY IN A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE WITH FUNNY NAMES 4 - WITH HISTORY IN A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE WITH FUNNY NAMES 4

Informations

Nation: Thailand

Year: 2017

Length: 23'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

From the close-up shot of the hands of the artist’s grandmother, who is slipping into dementia, this video-installation follows her in the rearrangement of objects that her memory has rejected as indicators of a specific life, turning them into unfamiliar, meaningless objects. Some events of this “extreme present” interrupt this intimate operation, such as demonstrations in America, a safari in South Africa, the death of the king of Thailand, and a visit to the controversial Buddhist temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Then a series of superatural or technological issues: the serpent-spirit Naga; the drone-spirit Chantri; an oversized rat that has survived the Apocalypse. How do the technologies manage and distil our fragile memories and fickle experiences?

Director

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Korakrit Arunanondchai (Bangkok, Thailandia, 1986) lives and works in New York and Bangkok. He received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island and MFA from Columbia University, New York. Arunanondchai uses video, painting and performance to engage with subjects such as history, self-representation, and cultural dislocation. Through a pastiche of styles and medium, his work seeks to find common ground between Western and Thai cultural narratives, belief systems and artistic practices.

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Korakrit Arunanondchai
fotografia/cinematography
Alex Gvojic, Rory Mulhere, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Janechai Montrelerdrasme, Op Sudasna, Thappawut Parinyawat, Abhichon Rattanabhayon
suono/sound
Aaron David Ross, Michael Beharie
voce/voice
Chutatip Arunanondchai
produttore/producer
Nadja Argyropoulou
produzione/production
Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative


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contatti/contacts
Carlos/Ishikawa
Regina Lazarenko
[email protected]
www.carlosishikawa.com


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From the close-up shot of the hands of the artist’s grandmother, who is slipping into dementia, this video-installation follows her in the rearrangement of objects that her memory has rejected as indicators of a specific life, turning them into unfamiliar, meaningless objects. Some events of this “extreme present” interrupt this intimate operation, such as demonstrations in America, a safari in South Africa, the death of the king of Thailand, and a visit to the controversial Buddhist temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Then a series of superatural or technological issues: the serpent-spirit Naga; the drone-spirit Chantri; an oversized rat that has survived the Apocalypse. How do the technologies manage and distil our fragile memories and fickle experiences?

Director All about direction

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Korakrit Arunanondchai (Bangkok, Thailandia, 1986) lives and works in New York and Bangkok. He received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island and MFA from Columbia University, New York. Arunanondchai uses video, painting and performance to engage with subjects such as history, self-representation, and cultural dislocation. Through a pastiche of styles and medium, his work seeks to find common ground between Western and Thai cultural narratives, belief systems and artistic practices.

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Korakrit Arunanondchai
fotografia/cinematography
Alex Gvojic, Rory Mulhere, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Janechai Montrelerdrasme, Op Sudasna, Thappawut Parinyawat, Abhichon Rattanabhayon
suono/sound
Aaron David Ross, Michael Beharie
voce/voice
Chutatip Arunanondchai
produttore/producer
Nadja Argyropoulou
produzione/production
Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative


**
contatti/contacts
Carlos/Ishikawa
Regina Lazarenko
[email protected]
www.carlosishikawa.com