Reimagined by Lafawndah, Aaron David Ross & Nightfeelings
Latency Records, 2020
Starring Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel
Original Music by Daniel Lopatin, Gatekeeper
Columbia Records, 2019
Based on Ghost Cinema, a post-Vietnam War ritual in Thailand where outdoor screenings function as communions between the audience and the spirits. Introduced by American soldiers stationed in Thailand who screened films in the forests, creating enigmatic projections which locals attributed to ghosts, the appropriation of the ritual by locals reflects the rich history of military coups and their effect on local folklore and rituals.
The recurring central character, a fictional Thai painter, is depicted in situations that reflect the interaction between traditional beliefs, the natural environment, and developments in the technology, politics, and culture of a changing Thailand. The sculptural installation presented in the Central Pavilion is a series of ‘post-natural’ tree-like forms, while the Arsenale hosts a three-screen installation made with Alex Gvojic (1984, USA).
Music & Sound Design by Aaron David Ross
Featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale