Commissioned by Animistic Apparatus to make a video responding to Southeast Asian animistic practices of communicating with spirits, Tanatchai Bandasak draws inspiration from the presence of prehistoric standing stones in the highlands of Laos.

Director
Tanatchai Bandasak
Country
Thailand
Year
2019
Date
Thu 19/09
Time
10:00
Duration
18 mins
Location
Coxon’s Tower

Central Region combines dissolves and superimpositions with ambient sound, exploring gradual shifts of light, and indexing movements and vibrations illuminating the spaces surrounding the stones. The process evokes the spectral way in which standing stones in Sam Neua, though appearing as inert ruins randomly scattered throughout the landscape, powerfully demarcate potent territories of the undead and the nonhuman sovereign. —Tanatchai Bandasak

Tanatchai Bandasak

Tanatchai Bandasak (1984) studied at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, and École Nationale Supérieure D'ARTS Paris-Cergy, France. His work involves video, photography, found objects and installations, and has been exhibited in National Museum (Bangkok), Tang Contemporary Art (Bangkok), Nova Contemproary (Bangkok), Ygree (Paris) and Kadist Art Foundation (Paris). His films have screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Recontres Internationales, WNDX Festival of Moving Image and Bangkok Experimental Film Festival. In 2019, he was artist-in-residence at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Singapore.

Filmography

Central Region (2019), di (2019), //////// (2019), Bluestone (2017), An opening (from white to white) (2017), +T minus (2017), Left to run to seed (2016), Mrig- (2016), Reservoir 01/02 (2016)