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Film programme Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cao Guimarães

16 september - 3 december 2017

This autumn EYE is organizing a major exhibition and film programme on the work of two prominent film artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (1970) and Cao Guimarães (1965). Their acclaimed work evokes a world that blends dream, sensory experience and reality, inviting visitors to momentarily step out of their rationally structured lives.

Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul won a Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival in 2010. In addition, he creates video installations, photographs and experimental documentaries that transcend the confines of cinema. Brazilian artist Cao Guimarães is primarily known for his short films and video installations, but he also creates remarkable movies and photographic works.

Both artists are steeped in their local contexts. Apichatpong and Guimarães draw inspiration from the landscapes, stories, history and socio-political conditions of their respective countries, while their work also explores memory, time, friendship and human dignity. 

Guimarães and Weerasethakul are like-minded artists whose work starts with the ordinary, everyday life all around us, but it requires an exceptional eye, a trained eye, to reveal its beauty, colours, rhythms, light, sounds and smells. Both artists make humane works that raise the ‘ordinary’ to another level. Their creations evoke a sensory world that invites observers to immerse themselves and escape from their limited and often rational way of thinking.

Primitive was commissioned by Haus der Kunst, Munich with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool and Animate Projects, London. Produced by Illuminations Films and Kick the Machine Films.

Agenda

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

  • 10:30
    26 Sep 2017
    film

    O homem das multidões

    Cao Guimarães and Marcelo Gomes, 2013

    A visually enchanting portrait of two lonely city dwellers in Belo Horizonte, where Cao Guimarães was...

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017

  • 10:30
    27 Sep 2017
    film

    Cemetery of Splendour

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul , TH/UK/FR/DE/MY 2015

    In 2010 the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Golden Palm at Cannes with his Uncle...

Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

  • 21:00
    28 Sep 2017
    film

    Blissfully Yours

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH 2002

    This original and imaginative love story immerses the viewer in a languid day in the wood and the...

Friday, 29 Sep 2017

Sunday, 1 Oct 2017

  • 21:00
    1 Oct 2017
    film

    Rua de mão dupla

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2002

    Filmmaker Cao Guimarães asked two people who had never met to swap houses for 24 hours. They were...

Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017

  • 10:30
    3 Oct 2017
    film

    Cemetery of Splendour

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul , TH/UK/FR/DE/MY 2015

    In 2010 the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Golden Palm at Cannes with his Uncle...

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017

  • 17:00
    4 Oct 2017
    film

    The Adventure of Iron Pussy

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH 2003

    An extravagant and hilarious satire involving a Thai secret agent in drag on an undercover mission in...

Saturday, 7 Oct 2017

  • 21:30
    7 Oct 2017
    film

    Tropical Malady

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004

    This intoxicating romantic film will be experienced as a sensory adventure in the jungle. Pure,...

Sunday, 8 Oct 2017

  • 19:00
    8 Oct 2017
    film

    A alma do osso

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2004

    For his ‘Trilogy on Solitude', filmmaker Cao Guimarães travelled to the region of Minas Gerais in...

Monday, 9 Oct 2017

  • 21:00
    9 Oct 2017
    film

    Syndromes and a Century

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH/FR/AT 2006

    An engaging split-screen tale of two hospitals, one in rural Thailand, the other in the city. A...

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

  • 19:00
    11 Oct 2017
    film

    Acidente

    Cao Guimarães, Pablo Lobato, BR 2006

    A voyage of discovery through twenty cities in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The improvising filmmakers...

Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

  • 21:15
    12 Oct 2017
    film

    Andarilho

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2007

    A superbly beautiful film on the relationship between walking and thinking, movement and thought,...

Saturday, 14 Oct 2017

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

  • 21:30
    16 Oct 2017
    film

    Ex-Isto

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2010

    What if René Descartes had travelled to Brazil? In this fictitious story, the great philosopher is...

Monday, 23 Oct 2017

  • 17:30
    23 Oct 2017
    film

    Mekong Hotel

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH 2012

    A visual collage revolving around a spooky hotel near the Mekong river in northeast Thailand. ...

Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017

  • 21:00
    25 Oct 2017
    film

    Otto

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2012

    Cao Guimarães charts his wife’s pregnancy and the birth of their son in an intuitive way. The...

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

  • 21:00
    26 Oct 2017
    film

    Cemetery of Splendour

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul , TH/UK/FR/DE/MY 2015

    In 2010 the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Golden Palm at Cannes with his Uncle...

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017

  • 19:00
    29 Oct 2017
    film

    Railway Sleepers

    Sompot Chidgasornpongse, TH 2017

    A train journey along the edge of modernity and nostalgia. The Thai filmmaker, who was assistant...

Monday, 30 Oct 2017

  • 17:00
    30 Oct 2017
    film

    A alma do osso

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2004

    For his ‘Trilogy on Solitude', filmmaker Cao Guimarães travelled to the region of Minas Gerais in...

Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017

  • 19:00
    1 Nov 2017
    film

    Blissfully Yours

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH 2002

    This original and imaginative love story immerses the viewer in a languid day in the wood and the...

Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

  • 17:00
    2 Nov 2017
    film

    Acidente

    Cao Guimarães, Pablo Lobato, BR 2006

    A voyage of discovery through twenty cities in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The improvising filmmakers...

  • 19:00
    2 Nov 2017
    film

    Mysterious Object at Noon

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul , TH 2000

    An extraordinary trip through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand, designed as a...

Friday, 3 Nov 2017

  • 17:00
    3 Nov 2017
    film

    Andarilho

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2007

    A superbly beautiful film on the relationship between walking and thinking, movement and thought,...

Sunday, 5 Nov 2017

  • 21:00
    5 Nov 2017
    film

    The Adventure of Iron Pussy

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH 2003

    An extravagant and hilarious satire involving a Thai secret agent in drag on an undercover mission in...

Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017

Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017

  • 16:45
    8 Nov 2017
    film

    Syndromes and a Century

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH/FR/AT 2006

    An engaging split-screen tale of two hospitals, one in rural Thailand, the other in the city. A...

  • 21:00
    8 Nov 2017
    film

    O homem das multidões

    Cao Guimarães and Marcelo Gomes, 2013

    A visually enchanting portrait of two lonely city dwellers in Belo Horizonte, where Cao Guimarães was...

Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

  • 19:30
    9 Nov 2017
    film

    Mekong Hotel

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH 2012

    A visual collage revolving around a spooky hotel near the Mekong river in northeast Thailand. ...

Saturday, 11 Nov 2017

  • 17:00
    11 Nov 2017
    film

    Cemetery of Splendour

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul , TH/UK/FR/DE/MY 2015

    In 2010 the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Golden Palm at Cannes with his Uncle...

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017

  • 19:00
    12 Nov 2017
    film

    Ex-Isto

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2010

    What if René Descartes had travelled to Brazil? In this fictitious story, the great philosopher is...

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

  • 17:00
    15 Nov 2017
    film

    Railway Sleepers

    Sompot Chidgasornpongse, TH 2017

    A train journey along the edge of modernity and nostalgia. The Thai filmmaker, who was assistant...

  • 19:00
    15 Nov 2017
    film

    Rua de mão dupla

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2002

    Filmmaker Cao Guimarães asked two people who had never met to swap houses for 24 hours. They were...

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017

  • 17:00
    29 Nov 2017
    film

    Otto

    Cao Guimarães, BR 2012

    Cao Guimarães charts his wife’s pregnancy and the birth of their son in an intuitive way. The...

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