This talk addresses the question of film exhibition histories rooted in Southeast Asia. Starting from prehistories of video art in the region to contemporary cinematic practices, writer and curator May Adadol Ingawanij will address the ways in which our relationship with screen media has evolved, and what this means for art practitioners, curators and audiences.
The talk will reference various screen projection practices, artworks and projects, including ‘Animistic Apparatus’, Ingawanij’s most recent project. It takes as its departure point practices in Thailand where films are screened for spirits, in an exploration of the affinities between cinema and animism that begins to formulate a position away from Western theories of film spectatorship.
When: 16 Dec 2020, 8.30pm - 9.30pm