Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Phantoms of Nabua
Sep 10, 2009 - Sep 20, 2009

Opening reception: September 10, 7 – 10 p.m.
Lauded Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul makes a haunting and beautiful installation around the unexpected in cinema.

Phantoms of Nabua is a single channel installation that extends many of the recurring themes in Weerasethakul’s internationally celebrated feature films into a more politically conscious terrain. Focusing on the Thai border town of Nabua, the site of bloody confrontation between Communist farmers and the army in 1965, Weerasethakul engages the local boys – descendants of the persecuted farmers – and captures their masculine juvenescence in light and in shadow.

A haunting and ethereal meditation about light, ghosts, reincarnation and transformation, Phantoms of Nabua is one segment from the artist’s larger multi-platform project, Primitive, which explores themes of remembrance and extinction in his home country.

Curated by Andréa Picard

Commissioned by Animate Projects, London with Haus der Kunst, Munich and FACT, Liverpool.

Future Projections, an initiative of the Toronto International Film Festival, is a far-reaching programme of installations, interactive film projects and other film-related art work presented outside of the cinema space and throughout the city of Toronto.

Official After Party | The Drake Hotel | Doors @ 11pm

Continue your night of art revelry with Drake. Take in the debut of Jesper Justs’ installation A Vicious Undertow as it slowly unravels on the façade of the building, part of TIFF acclaimed Future Projections. Head inside for a cocktail while Andy Rourke of the Smiths spins your favourite alternative dance + indie rock tracks and don’t forget, we are serving till 4a.m.!