Goh Gayasit

THAILAND / 1998 / Thai / B&W / Video /17 min

Director, Source: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Directed Bullet (1993), 0116643225059 (1994), Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves (1995). thirdworld (1995) has been screened at many film festivals. From 1996, apart from co-curating the Bangkok International Art Film Festival and Kick the Machine, a monthly screening program, Apichatpong has been engaged in his first feature-length project, Mysterious Object at Noon.

Director's Statement
This film depicts landscapes, metaphorical and actual, of the southern island called Panyi. I took parts of footage from my feature film and reedited it into this short video. It reflects my impression of the several days we were shooting on the island. The sounds were taken from different sources, but all were recorded when the subjects were not aware of the recording apparatus. Thus, this piece may be called a re-constructed documentary that does not refer to any issues. The title is intended as a parody of the word that is being used by the West to describe Thailand or other 'exotic' landscapes. This film is made from the voices of individuals who reside in such an environment. The film is purposely presented in crude and rugged form, as it is a product of the "uncivilized." The low quality of image and sound in this film is intentional.

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