Published by Independent Curators International (ICI). Foreword by Alaina Claire Feldman, Kate Fowle. Text by Amara D. Angelica, Mo Costandi, Federico García Lorca, Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Jenjira Pongpas, Maddie Stone, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Robert Destatte, Jeannie Schiff, Robert Bly, Bob Halliday, Anusara Kartlun, Fabian Drahmoune, Narawan Pathomvat, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana. Interviews by Gridthiya Gaweewong, Andrea Lissoni, Withit Chandawong.
Offering a fresh perspective on the work of internationally acclaimed filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970), the Apitchapong Weerasethakul Sourcebook moves between scientific documents and personal documentary, interviews and epistolary dialogue, the cinematic and the poetic. In its multimodal approach the Sourcebook reflects Weerasethakul’s artistic practice in which he portrays the everyday alongside supernatural elements while suggesting a distortion between fact and folklore, history and storytelling. Weerasethakul’s personal writings and interviews, much of which is translated here for the first time, draw out his deep commitment to stories often excluded in history in and out of Thailand: voices of the poor and the ill, marginalized beings and those silenced and censored for personal and political reasons. The Sourcebook includes materials on such topics as implanted memories in mice, caves in Laos left over from the Indochina wars, new methods for listening underwater and meditations on light and darkness, plus interviews between Weerasethakul and leading art historians as well as texts drawn from his personal library. The Sourcebook invites readers into Weerasethakul’s intimate exploration of his influences--in his words, “like [a] stream of consciousness, suffocated by the data.”
Published by Transnational Arts Production. Edited and with introduction by Brynjar Bjerkem. Text by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nach Widner, Chaisiri Jiwarangsan.
Best known for his Palme d’Or prize-winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970) is a Thai filmmaker and video artist. Photophobia captures his creative process as he prepares his new film, Cemetery of Kings.
PUBLISHER Transnational Arts Production
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 128 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/31/2014 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 178
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788299720595FLAT40 List Price: $24.95 CDN $27.50
Published by Irish Museum of Modern Art. Edited by Maeve Butler, Eimear O’ Raw. Foreword by Enrique Juncosa. Text by Enrique Juncosa, Tony Rayns, Eungie Joo, Chris Dercon.
Working outside the strict confines of the Thai film studio system, renowned Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970) has directed several acclaimed features and dozens of short films, including Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the prestigious 2010 Palme d’Or prize at Cannes; Tropical Malady, winner of a 2004 Cannes jury prize; and Syndromes and a Century, which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival. Themes in Weerasethakul’s films include dreams, nature, sexuality and Western perceptions of Thailand and Asia; the director also shows a preference for unconventional narrative structures, like placing titles/credits at the middle of a film, and for working with those who have no previous experience of acting. For Tomorrow For Tonight features new work exploring the theme of night through video, photographs and installation.
Published by New Museum. Edited by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Massimiliano Gioni. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Ryan Inouye, Rirkrit Tiravanija. Interview by Gary Carrion-Murayari.
Primitive is the publication accompanying Apichatpong Weerasethakul first New York exhibition, devoted to the work of the Thai filmmaker (born 1970). The complex spatial and temporal relationships that his narrative films suggest are explored most boldly in the Primitive project (2009), which received its American debut at the New Museum. Primitive is Weerasethakul’s most ambitious project to date: a multi-platform work consisting of an installation of seven videos and one related short film that capture the social and historical reality of the rural village of Nabua, which was devastated by decades of violence between the Thai military and Communist-sympathizing farmers. This catalogue reproduces stills from the Primitive project alongside an interview with Weerasethakul and critical essays.
PUBLISHER New Museum
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 71 pgs / 25 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2011 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 102
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780915557950TRADE List Price: $14.95 CDN $21.00 GBP £12.99