FAITH


Thailand / UK 2006
2 screen installation (synchronized), 11:07 minutes, looped / Digital, 16:9, Dolby 5.1 / Colour
Artist: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Editions: 5 + 2 APs

Commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) for the Liverpool Biennal International, 16 September – 26 November 2006. FACT’s Exhibition Director: Ceri Hand, Curator: Karen Allen


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Earth is a perpetual transformation. But memory is not.


With the memory of loved ones still lingers, he always has a fear that one day, the intensity of that remembrance will diminish and disappear. Around him, everything is changing. The city is breathing, moving and turning itself like it is having an eternal dream. So he dreams of his own place to keep the memory.


In it there are two men. They are in a spaceship bound towards an anonymous planet. The two periodically look at the ever-changing lights out the window. They will always be there for him, hovering over the clouds. They exist for centuries, fed by his everlasting faith.












































Beautifully kitsch, surreal and saucy; Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the director behind Tropical Malady (2004) and The Adventures of Iron Pussy ( 2003) is presenting his latest work FAITH (2006) at FACT as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2006. Hailed as the Godfather of Thai cinema and dedicated to building a new chapter of film-making in his home country, Apichatpong Weerasethakul makes movies which are ecstatic and mysterious stories of love, ghosts and Buddhist fables. Weerasethakul's new two-screen video installation FAITH (2006) is a tender portrait of lost love and transformation. Moving between the genres of romance and sci-fi, early stills of the film illustrate the critically acclaimed director is continuing his tradition of cinematography which acts as a beautiful feast for the eyes and is gorgeously seductive.

- Karen Allen, LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2006