Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Past, Present, and Future

10 November 2021


In conversation with Remy Jarry | Ocula Magazine

Interview by Remy Jarry

( Excerpt from the original interview here)


Let's shift to the present. We are here at the 100 Tonson Foundation, where A Minor History, your new exhibition, has just started. Can you tell us about it, including your emphasis on sound?

I was interested in the relationship between sound and image, and how it can trigger memory, especially traumatic memory. I have exploding head syndrome, and when I was working in Colombia with this sound in my head, I was simultaneously exposed to stories about how people approach violence in their daily lives and how they remember sound from those experiences.

Certain sounds can trigger memories. In this film, I wanted to trigger the audience's memory, and also my own memory. In Memoria, it's not only about the character in the film, played by Tilda—it's more about an internal or hidden memory in all of us that's vibrating but that we don't hear or register.

In the movie, she's tapped into that. In the end, it's not really about her, it's about us. It's about collective experience.


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