This and a Million More Lights
1 minute / Digital, 4:3, Silent / Colour
Director / Camera / Editor: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
This and a Million More Lights is one of several one-minute artists’ videos made for the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s 46664: Give 1 Minute of Art to AIDS campaign. Among the contributing artists were A K Dolven, Alfredo Jaar, Berni Searle, Bill Viola, David Krippendorff, Matali Crasset, Matthew Barney, Santeri Tuori, Seydou Keita, Tere Recarens and William Kentridge. Premiered at the “46664” Concert, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 November 2003.
A strobing fluorescent light inter-cuts scenes from an urban swimming pool; a young boy tempts the water.
GIVE 1 MINUTE OF YOUR LIFE TO AIDS
“A tragedy of unprecedented proportions is unfolding in Africa. Aids today in Africa is claiming more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines and floods and the ravages of such deadly diseases as Malaria.”
“ We must act now for the sake of the world”
Aids is no longer a disease it is a human rights issue