the moon, the screen, the beach …DREAMS

the moon, the screen, the beach …DREAMS

Everyone has seen the Archipelago Cinema …but has everyone seen the screen and projector tower designed by Poon Limpapun?

It was 3 things working in harmony - screen/raft/projector in nature and it was nature - the rocks, the water, the sky and later the moon which overpowered all.

At the end of the world …is only the Sky.

Pradu Pier, dinner and a speech.

BIG TREE MOMENTS

A glimpse of the making of the Archipelago Cinema by Ole Scheeren and the screen set-up. The screen and tower were designed by Poon Limpapun

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s “no fire no ash” in collaboration with Arto Londsay for Film On The Rocks Ya… (by mobilelabproject)

by Nontawut Numbenchapol

Tilda Swinton giving her very powerful speech at the Archipelago Cinema

Photos by Piyatat Hemmatat

The Archipelago Cinema by night … .
Photo by Piyatat Hemmatat

The Archipelago Cinema by night … .

Photo by Piyatat Hemmatat

Of course, there needed to be a Thai film, a horror one from the past courtesy of our partners, the Thai Film Archive …we screened Mae Nak Prakong from 1954 with live sound from sound booth - old-school.
Photo by Chawit Siriwathanophas

Of course, there needed to be a Thai film, a horror one from the past courtesy of our partners, the Thai Film Archive …we screened Mae Nak Prakong from 1954 with live sound from sound booth - old-school.

Photo by Chawit Siriwathanophas

Before there was SONGS FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN … there was SKY. 

A carnival Yao Noi village style, a screen in the rice paddies, us on straw mats and bamboo benches. The entire village came to play and watch films the children on the island made at the film workshops hosted by  Thai Film Foundation and us (5 films altogether) and also to watch themselves in Lucrecia Martel’s short, the Director’s cut which screened that night.

Photos by Doug Bruce and Chawit Siriwathanophas