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Dreaming of Nothing: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Dreaming of Nothing: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Mar 4th 2021
Apichatpong Weerasethakul moderated by Juan Diaz Bohorquez
Dreaming is certainly a source of creative power for Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the Thai director of to date ten feature films (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Cemetery of Splendour) and countless shorts and art installations, whose ghostly storyworlds (sub)consciously oscillate between the states of waking and sleeping. Taking time off from the work on his newest film Memoria, Apichatpong joins us to engage in a collective dream about "nothing," an ultimate challenge for many of us, who have been trained and built to accumulate - things, memories, films, knowledge. In conversation with Juan Diaz Bohorquez, they will explore how "nothingness" can be rethought and challenge the preconceptions of what we dream of.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul has come to be recognised as one of the most original voices in world cinema. His works have won him widespread recognition. He is also regarded as a major international visual artist. His first live performance FEVER ROOM (2015), has been presented at major theatrical venues worldwide. His latest film MEMORIA, to be released in 2021, is his first project outside Thailand.

Juan Diaz Bohorquez

Juan Diaz Bohorquez is an awarded narrative designer, director and writer. He is the European Director of the World Building Institute and for the past 20 years he has researched and co-developed World Building as a disruptive art-science methodology and a narrative design system. Most recently he worked as designer for “Memoria”, Created the XR Ai interactive community project “The Riddler’s Garden”, and received a CNC grant in France for his XR project “Terra”. Currently he is preparing his feature film “Ride the Darkness”.