APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL 阿彼察邦·韦拉斯哈古
b. 1970, works and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand
This is an early experimental film by Apichatpong and was made when he was studying film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The artist collaged a photograph of his mother in her youth with his apartment in Chicago. The appearance of his mother’s image not only recallspieces of memories, but also conveys the artist’s strong yearnings for her. Hometown and foreign land, past and present, reality and memory, these are interlinked with each other through the superimposed images. This work has been shown in his solo exhibition “Ghosts in the Darkness” at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Japan, 2016).