Nocturnal Fabulations: Ecology, Vitality and Opacity in the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul By Érik Bordeleau, Toni Pape, Ronald Rose-Antoinette and Adam Szymanski Publication date: 31 March 2017 ISBN: 978-1-78542-040-5
Introduction by Erin Manning Publisher: Open Humanities Press Language: English/ French Paperback, 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm / 270 pages
Nocturnal Fabulations is an essay in intercessing. This is not a book that is simply ‘about’ Apichatpong Weerasethakul, though it does engage his work in detail. It is a book that deeply questions what else might be at stake in setting up the conditions for collaboration across two genres: cinema and writing. This collective project is animated by a shared curiosity in the pragmatics of fabulation and its speculative gesture of bringing forth a people to come. In an encounter with Apichatpong’s cinematic dreamscape, the concepts of ecology, vitality and opacity emerge to articulate an ethos of fabulation that deframes experience, recomposes subjectivity and unfixes time.
Author Bios Érik Bordeleau is a philosopher and researcher at the Senselab (Concordia University)/Érik Bordeleau est philosophe et chercheur au SenseLab (Université Concordia). Toni Pape is assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam./Toni Pape est professeur adjoint des études médiatiques à l’Université d’Amsterdam. Ronald Rose-Antoinette is a writer currently living in Montreal./Ronald Rose-Antoinette est un écrivain basé à Montréal. Adam Szymanski is a PhD student in the Film and Moving Image Studies program at Concordia University./Adam Szymanski est doctorant dans le programme de cinéma et les images en mouvement à l’université Concordia. Erin Manning is research chair in Philosophy and Relational Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University./Erin Manning is research chair in Philosophy and Relational Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University. Link: http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/nocturnal-fabulations/
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Sourcebook: The Serenity of Madness Edited by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Publication date: November 2016 ISBN: 9780916365912
Introduction by Alaina Claire Feldman and Kate Fowle. Interviews with Withit Chandawong, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Andrea Lissoni. Text by Amara D. Angelica, Mo Costandi, Robert Destatte and Jeannie Schiff on Limasite85.us. Federico Garcia Lorca, Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Jenjira Pongpas, Maddie Stone, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Publisher: ICI and MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum Designer: Scott Ponik Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 271 pages
Edited by Weerasethakul himself, this publication offers a collection of perspectives on the multi-faceted practice of one of the leading artists and filmmakers of his generation. Encompassing the full complexity of the artist’s practice across media, The Serenity of Madness compiles a wide range of source materials and texts that have informed his work over the last two decades, including personal photographs, email conversations among friends, excerpts of websites and scientific studies, and poetry. The publication also features interviews by the film curator Andrea Lissoni, the art curator Gridthiya Gaweewong, and the Thai political activist Withit Chandawong.
Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema Author: Arnika Fuhrmann Publication date: 13 June 2016 Publisher: Duke University Press Books Hardcover, 0.5 x 9 x 6 inches / 272 pages Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-8223-6119-0 Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-8223-6155-8 Description Through an examination of post-1997 Thai cinema and video art Arnika Fuhrmann shows how vernacular Buddhist tenets, stories, and images combine with sexual politics in figuring current struggles over notions of personhood, sexuality, and collective life. The drama, horror, heritage, and experimental art films she analyzes draw on Buddhist-informed conceptions of impermanence and prominently feature the motif of the female ghost. In these films the characters' eroticization in the spheres of loss and death represents an improvisation on the Buddhist disavowal of attachment and highlights under-recognized female and queer desire and persistence. Her feminist and queer readings reveal the entangled relationships between film, sexuality, Buddhist ideas, and the Thai state's regulation of heteronormative sexuality. Fuhrmann thereby provides insights into the configuration of contemporary Thailand while opening up new possibilities for thinking about queer personhood and femininity.
About The Author(s) Arnika Fuhrmann is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Cornell University.
(De) construyendo a Apichatpong Weerasethakul Coordinadora: Gloria Fernández Colaboradores: Luis Miñarro, Enrique Garcelán Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón & CineAsia. Gijón, 2015
” está dividido en dos bloques: un análisis de la obra fílmica del director y un acercamiento a su obra artística, que recoge sus instalaciones para museos y su faceta de vídeo-artista. El libro, además, aporta varias miradas sobre su universo y una entrevista al realizador tailandés.”
APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL (Em Portuguese do Brasil) by Alcione Cunha Silveira Publication Date: 2015 Language: Portuguese Brazilian ISBN-10: 8573214430 ISBN-13: 978-8573214437 Publisher: Iluminuras Format: Paperback, 9.9 x 7.6 x 0.5 inches Há cerca de 20 anos o diretor tailandês Apichatpong Weerasethakul vem contribuindo para a arte do cinema ao realizar curtas, instalações audiovisuais e filmes de longa-metragem. Uma carreira marcada por sua originalidade, premiada e exibida tanto nos principais festivais de cinema quanto no circuito de arte
PHOTOPHOBIA Edited by Brynjar Bjerkem
Publication Date: 2013 Publisher: TRANSNATIONAL ARTS PRODUCTION Format: Hardcover, 6.5 X 9.25 IN. / 128 pages Texts by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nach Widner, Chaisiri Jiwarangsan ISBN: 9788299720595
The book Photophobia was launched 4 October 2013, with TrAP as publisher. The book is already sold out in Norway, but is distributed in USA through Artbooks. Photophobia attempts to capture the artist's creative process in his work with multiple exhibitions, and in the initial phase of his next feature film. Editor Brynjar Bjerkem writes in the introduction to the book: "Designer João Doria has crafted a book based on his impressions of Apichatpong's tensions between the manifest and the hidden, the real and the dreamlike, the seen and the remembered, exploring also Apichatpong's use of light as a narrative element." Brynjar Bjerkem editor
FOR TOMORROW FOR TONIGHT Edited by Maeve Butler and Eimear O' Raw.
Publication Date: 2011 Texts by Enrique Juncosa, Tony Rayns, Eungie Joo, Chris Dercon ISBN: 978-1-907020-67-4
Description:Working outside the strict confines of the Thai film studio system, renowned Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970) has directed several acclaimed features and dozens of short films, including Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the prestigious 2010 Palme d'Or prize at Cannes, and Tropical Malady, winner of a 2004 Cannes jury prize. For Tomorrow For Tonight features new work exploring the theme of night through video, photographs and installation.
APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Edited by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni
Publication Date: October 31, 2011 New Museum; 2011; Softcover; 5.5" x 8"; 71 pp; 25 images; ISBN 9780915557950
Primitive is the publication accompanying Apichatpong Weerasethakul first New York exhibition, devoted to the work of the Thai filmmaker (born 1970). The complex spatial and temporal relationships that his narrative films suggest are explored most boldly in the Primitive project (2009), which received its American debut at the New Museum. Primitive is Weerasethakul's most ambitious project to date: a multi-platform work consisting of an installation of seven videos and one related short film that capture the social and historical reality of the rural village of Nabua, which was devastated by decades of violence between the Thai military and Communist-sympathizing farmers. This catalogue reproduces stills from the Primitive project alongside an interview with Weerasethakul and critical essays.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Austrian Film Museum Books) Edited by James Quandt
Publication Date: July 28, 2009 ISBN-10: 3901644318 ISBN-13: 978-3901644313
Thai filmmaker Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is widely praised as a central figure in contemporary cinema. Trained in the United States as a visual artist, Weerasethakul stunned the film world with five innovative and dreamlike features made since 2000, including such award-winning films as Blissfully Yours, Tropical Malady, and Syndromes and a Century. James Quandt, one of the foremost film critics and curators working in North America today, has edited the first English-language book on Weerasethakul. Along with his essays, contributors include Benedict Anderson, Tony Rayns, Kong Rithdee, and the British actress Tilda Swinton.