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A Conversation with the Sun (VR)
Project Theatre Commons Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Date: 03.07, 2024 - 03.12, 2024

Artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul 阿彼察邦·韦拉斯哈古 | 
© Jörg Baumann

Is it a dream, or a return to the origin of life?
Filmmaker Apichatpong’s first VR piece on the depths of memory and existence arrives in Tokyo.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a filmmaker known for his tranquil and lyrical works that deal with legends and folklore, personal memories of the forest, anecdotes about past lives, and current issues against the backdrop of the northeast region of Thailand. He continues to break ground in film history with numerous masterpieces, such as Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival) and Memoria (2021, winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival).

Commissioned by Aichi Triennale 2022, this work was created in collaboration with Japanese creatives as an experiential performance piece, with the director delving into VR technology for the first time.

Communing with invisible spectral beings, bodies in sleep or states of sickness, and experiencing time suspended in a circle—Apichatpong, who has brought to life the intangible, the invisible, and the inaudible through his unique visual lexicon, further expands his world in the realm of virtual space through VR. Visual poetry that reaches beyond language, ripples created by Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music, particles of light floating in the air—is it a dream, a return to the origin of life, or a near-death experience? This work is certain to welcome us into a completely new time-space.

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Related Exhibitions:
A Conversation with the Sun (VR) 01.25, 2024 -01.29, 2024

A Conversation with the Sun (VR) 06.29, 2023 -07.09, 2023

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