|Curator||Dr Julian Ross|
A selection of recent artists’ moving image from Asia and South America. These works tell stories of relations between land, place, spirits, and people. They stage encounters between humans and nonhumans, and they show the intimacy and intensity of entanglements of beings. Together they cast nonhuman beings as that which embody history, speculate futures, and tell their own stories.
Image from A Million Years
RECORDING OF A SCREENING FOR A SPIRIT (CHAO PHOR MOR DIN DAENG)
In April 2015 Tanatchai Bandasak traveled to Khon Kaen with media ethnographer Richard MacDonald to research the practice of mobile film projection as offerings to the spirits in and around the northeastern city. This is his recording of a projection performance to the spirit residing on the ground of Khon Kaen University colloquially known as Chao Phor Mor Din Daeng.
A MILLION YEARS
“A young woman relaxes at a riverfront restaurant with a friend. She recounts her past experiences, finding enchantment in the flows of the river and the trees on the mountains nearby. Strangely, she enters a parallel riverfront with a stranger. They recount stories of fear until she finds herself realizing her existence beyond time, space or reality.” Anti-Archive
THE JUNGLE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU DO
“Colombia is a land of ghosts. Two siblings roam these mystical landscapes in search of their dead father's spirit. Their journey takes them from Bogota to the Colombian jungle, through realms of thought and deep into their haunted dreams. Here they will find some answers and attract the unexpected company.” Juanita Onzaga
THE AGE OF ANXIETY
Taiki creates an intense audio-visual space crystallising the fear of a nation as it approaches the end of an era. Abstract shapes and changing lights cut to a hyper rapid montage of fragments from Thai mythological films from the 1980s, and the punk sounds of Moth Drakula.
26 September 2019, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
16 October 2019, NKFS Kabelvag
|Date||26 Sep 2019|
|16 Oct 2019|
|Keywords||artists' moving image, animism, landscape|
|Funder||BA (British Academy)|
|Web address (URL)||http://mayadadol.info/index.php/project/landscape-of-spirits-/|