Session II: Presentation – “The Spectre of Photography in the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul” by Dr Clare Veal

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Session II: Presentation – “The Spectre of Photography in the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul” by Dr Clare Veal

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28 Oct 2017, Sat

On the occasion of the exhibition Ghost and Spectres – Shadows of History curated by Professor Ute Meta Bauer and Khim Ong, and the 4th anniversary of NTU CCA Singapore

SESSION II: GHOSTS AND SPECTRES 2.30 – 4.30pm
Chaired by researcher and curator Dr David Teh
Presentation: “The Spectre of Photography in the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul” Dr Clare Veal, art historian, Lecturer, MA Asian Art Histories, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

The histories of photography and film in Thailand intersect in multiple ways. Yet the revelatory, iconic nature of photography in this context has meant that it has often been considered separate from filmic practice in which the "real" lacks weight. The trans-disciplinary nature of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's practice, described by Dr May Adadol Ingawanij and Dr David Teh's as "permeable," complicates these distinctions. Despite Apichatpong's preference for cinema and video, the photographic is implied through the slow, rhythmic pace of his time-based works, as well as their reconstitution as stills. By aligning these references with the implications of different media forms in the Thai context, this presentation considers the role of the photographic and the filmic to reveal and conceal, and how medium specificity is implicated in the visualisation of traumatic pasts that resist representation.

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2017-11-28

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English

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Session II: Presentation – “The Spectre of Photography in the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul” by Dr Clare Veal
Chaired by researcher and curator Dr David Teh

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“Session II: Presentation – “The Spectre of Photography in the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul” by Dr Clare Veal,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3094.