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Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cinema as Dream

Sleep and dreams play an important role in the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Together with VU University brain researcher Ysbrand van der Werf, senior scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Neuro-science and author of the 2016 popular science book Iedereen slaapt ('Everybody sleeps').

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The session will discuss what happens in the brain while we sleep and dream, and the extent to which film is also a form of dreaming. After the talk EYE will screen Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Moderator: Dana Linssen.


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Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cao Guimarães

From 16 September to 3 December 2017, Eye staged a major exhibition of work by two prominent film artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimarães. Their celebrated work evokes a world that blends dream, sensory experience and reality.

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