Youth, With Hopes and Bliss Intact

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive – NYT, May 28, 2011
…The exhibition’s main attraction, a quartet of loops projected on four different walls in the gallery’s central space, is less readily comprehensible. The longest piece, at 28 minutes, is “Making of the Spaceship,” which takes place in a rural village. Scenes of boys devising plans and beginning to build an orb-shaped construction of wood planking over a metal armature are interspersed with views of ordinary life. Though not explained in the film, the exhibition catalog tells us that they are creating a time-traveling machine…

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