Periphery of the Night
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Fri 2 Jul 2021, 0:00 to Sun 28 Nov 2021, 0:00

“The IAC presents Periphery of the Night, an ambitious monograph on Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. From films to artworks, environments to videos, an expanded conception of cinema is represented by this artist, who sees motion pictures as the deployment of our soul, an interface filtering the various processes that animate us, both visible and invisible. Presenting an immersive project for every room, in which animals and humans, ghosts and forests, the living and the dead cohabitate in slumbering interstitial worlds, the artist echoes the perceptual and cosmomorphic approaches of the IAC and the Laboratoire espace cerveau: the obscurity of these artworks is charged with subversive power, as though the experience of darkness might transform us and reactivate our conversation with the living. At the heart of this alternative half-light, the idea is to deploy a relational ecology that represents a true science of compassion.”

Curated by Nathalie Ergino, assisted by Elli Humbert