Eakalak Maleetipawan, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Chai Siris, Arnont Nongyao, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, Taiki Sakpisit

Screening programme curated by Lauren Reid
and organised together with Arnont Nongyao, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat

7 January 2016
Untitled for Film, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai

The Overflow brings together short films where environments in Thailand become more than their material matter: bustling markets, deep forests, and dusty construction sites slowly expose an undercurrent of forces, transforming the familiar into hypnotic realms.

(with Thai translation)

Taiki Sakpisit Whispering Ghosts 2008 (still), 12:59 min. Courtesy the artist

Taiki Sakpisit

Whispering Ghosts (2008) reflects on Thailand’s political turmoil during 2001-2006, hinting at the layers of trauma that go unseen in the day-to-day.

Piyarat Piyapongwiwat The Routine 2011 (still), 5:22 min. Courtesy the artist

Piyarat Piyapongwiwat 

The Routine (2011) documents simple daily life, capturing the atmosphere of a local market in Chiang Mai around the time the national anthem is played at 6pm.

Jakrawal Nilthamrong Zero Gravity 2012 (still), 24:38 min. Courtesy the artist

Jakrawal Nilthamrong

Set in Ratchaburi, not far from Bangkok, Zero Gravity (2012) follows a man on a journey into the history of the region.

Chai Siris Six Suns 2014 (still), 6:12 min. Courtesy the artist

Chai Siris

Six Suns (2014) a film that is inspired by Shuho, an Ikebana master, and Chloe, an administrator of Le Pavillon. The film is a study of physical and imaginary spaces, at a distant and at home.

Eakalak Maleetipawan A Moment in a Rainforest 2010 (still). 14:10 min. Courtesy the artist

Eakalak Maleetipawan

A soldier enters the rainforest where he encounters a tiger ghost and his past self unfolds.

Arnont Nongyao The Light of HappiSadness 2016 (still), 14:49 min. Courtesy the artist

Arnont Nongyao

Whirling and out of focus, Nongyao captures the twinkling lights of Chiang Mai. The Light of HappiSadness (2016) conveys a sense of being stuck in limbo, unable to progress in any direction as a result of the looming changes in Thailand.