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.
Juan Diaz Bohorquez is an awarded director, writer and narrative designer. He is the European Director of the World Building Institute, a research unit and network focusing on the future of narrative media. Co-founder and creative director of Kosmology Studio, a multi-platform, development and production company, creating films, episodic and XR projects on pressing social issues. Most recently he worked for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ›Memoria‹ (2020) and received a grant from the CNC in France for his VR project ›Terra‹(2021).
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.