ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Invisibility
APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL 阿彼察邦·韦拉斯哈古
2016
Multi-channel video
2-channel synchronised video installation, B&W, with live sound from the shutters
12 minutes 29 seconds
Edition of 3 + 2AP
AW_3116

I remember a storm of light.
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that moved the trees
and the shadows to revolt.
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In her sleep she sees the light.
Time duplicates… like the waves of the sea.
A sound of gun fire.
I dream that I wake up.
Hold on.
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The light is infectious.
The smoke is hovering over the city.
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People in the small room gathered to watch the light. The first image glowed by a combustion of hydrogen gas and oxygen.
Even in winter people sweated because of the heat. The smoke arose from the cinema chimney against the snow.
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Grr… Grr… Grr… Grr…
She joins the Sewing Machine United for Democracy.
The movement’s colour is black.
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This film is called Invisibility.
A proposal for camouflage.
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Invisibility displays Apichatpong’s continued interest in the issue of perception and memory. The videos depict a landscape where the protagonists are confined to a room, along with the viewers. With no way out, they infiltrate each other’s dreams. Taking a thread from his recent pieces, Cemetery of Splendour (2015) and Fever Room (2015-2016), both of which feature the same actors, this work also mirrors the troubled state of Thailand’s politics. It proposes a decayed vision of the future where one needs to constantly evade reality. The viewing experience shifts between seeing and not- seeing, fact and fiction, space and void.

This work has been showed at the Saitama Triennale (Japan, 2016) and his internationally traveling exhibition “The Serenity of Madness” since 2016.

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Related Exhibitions:
Periphery of the Night, Institut d’art contemporain, Lyon, France 07.02, 2021 -11.28, 2021
Rethinking Collectivity: Guangzhou Image Triennial 2021, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou 03.26, 2021 -05.30, 2021
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Monuments, ShanghART, Shanghai 05.28, 2017 -07.30, 2017