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Phantoms of Nabua

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Animate Projects

Phantoms of Nabua
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2008

The Box

The Wexner Center's exhibition space for video, The Box features varied works shown in an intimate setting. The Box is located just across from the Wexner Center Store. Screenings run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as our ticket office (Mon–Wed: 9 AM–6 PM; Thu–Fri: 9 AM–8 PM; Sat: 10 AM–8 PM; Sun: 11 AM–6 PM).

Mon, June 1, 2009Tue, June 30, 2009
Repeats every day until Tue Jun 30 2009.

An ethereal portrait of the town of Nabua in northeast Thailand, Phantoms of Nabua uses light, both natural and artificial, to explore place and memory. Shown here for the first time as a projected video installation, the work was originally commissioned as a web-based part of Primitive, a “multiplatform” project by the artist that also includes installations, a publication, and an upcoming feature film. Weerasethakul, who has directed such acclaimed feature films as Blissfully Yours (2002), Tropical Malady (2004), and Syndromes and a Century (2006), came to the Wexner Center in 2004 for a retrospective of his films. (10 mins., 36 secs., HD video)

Commissioned by Animate Projects, London, with Haus der Kunst, Munich, and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool.

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