Apichatpong Weerasethakul “Fireworks (Archives)”

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A video, ‘Fireworks (Archives),’ functions as a hallucinatory memory machine. It catalogs the animal sculptures at a temple in a northeast where I grew up. To me, the region’s arid land and political force from Bangkok drove people to dream beyond the everyday’s reality. The oppression had led to several revolts in the region, and the temple’s wayward statues are one such revolt. Here my regular actors blend in with the illuminated beasts at night. Together they commemorate the land’s destruction and liberation.

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from September 11, 2014 to October 04, 2014

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