On-site exhibition

Apichatpong Weerasethakul - "Periphery of the Night"

11 rue du Dr Dolard, Villeurbanne
Jeudi 1er juillet 2021 à partir de 16h

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Power boy (Villeurbanne), 2021 © Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Power boy (Villeurbanne), 2021 © Apichatpong Weerasethakul
07.02.21
11.28.21

The IAC presents Periphery of the Night, an ambitious monograph on Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

From films to artworks, environments to videos, an expanded conception of cinema is represented by this artist, who sees motion pictures as the deployment of our soul, an interface filtering the various processes that animate us, both visible and invisible. Presenting an immersive project for every room, in which animals and humans, ghosts and forests, the living and the dead cohabitate in slumbering interstitial worlds, the artist echoes the perceptual and cosmomorphic approaches of the IAC and the Laboratoire espace cerveau: the obscurity of these artworks is charged with subversive power, as though the experience of darkness might transform us and reactivate our conversation with the living. At the heart of this alternative half-light, the idea is to deploy a relational ecology that represents a true science of compassion.

Featuring dark rooms and comprising around twenty artworks, including unprecedented pieces, the exhibition multiplies projection media and devices, creating all kinds of initiatory environments in which a tremendous art of expansion is undertaken. Swept up in the bewitching rhythm of the videos, with their plays of light and dark and the penetrating soundscape that accompanies them, visitors are invited to circulate from one to the other in a state of altered consciousness, on the borders of wakefulness and sleep.

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul
— Curator(s): Nathalie Ergino, Elli Humbert
Film de l’exposition Apichatpong Weerasethakul - "Periphery of the Night"

Contact

INSTITUT D’ART CONTEMPORAIN
11 rue Docteur Dolard
69100 Villeurbanne, France

publics@i-ac.eu
T. +33 (0)4 78 03 47 00

Opening hours

MON
CLOSED
TUE
CLOSED
WED
2PM-6PM
THU
2PM-6PM
FRI
2PM-6PM
SAT
1PM-7PM
SUN
1PM-7PM
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