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THE SERENITY OF MADNESS at Para-Site, Hong Kong
17 September - 27 November, 2016




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Invisibility at Saitama Triennale, Saitama, Japan
24 September - 11 December, 2016




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Fireworks (Fans) at Yokohama Museum of Art, Body/Play/Politics Exhibition, Yokohama, Japan
1 October - 14 December, 2016




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FEVER ROOM steirischer herbst - Festival of new art, Austria
29-30 September, 2016



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I remember as a schoolboy sitting in the dark watching a cartoon character succumb to malaria. He was bitten in the arm by a mosquito the size of his head. He trembled under the layers of blankets.



With civil unrest erupting repeatedly in Thailand in the course of the past decades, I have noticed that I started to sleep more. I have started to jot down my dreams. I have produced many movies, in dreams. In reality, people are being gunned down in the streets. Books are banned.



I write this film as a rumination on Thailand, a feverish nation. It will be the first film that takes place entirely in my hometown, Khon Kaen. It’s also a very personal portrait of the places that have latched onto me like parasites - the elementary school, the hospital, the library, the lake. Like the sleepers in this film, I shun the malady of reality, and together we take refuge in dreams of forever.




- Apichatpong Weerasethakul on Love in Khon Kaen





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