GUIDED TOUR + FILM: Mundane History

Thursday, 8 September, 7 PM

7 PM: Exhibition tour at the Kunstverein (Rheinische Straße 1)
8 PM: Film screening in the cinema in the Dortmunder U: Mundane History (82'), Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand, 2009, Language: Thai with English subtitles

Registration: kleinerfreitag(ett)


The screening program for the exhibition Wet Resistance has been curated by the artist Julian Irlinger.

The film Mundane History has a very specific form, because it flows. It isn't flowing randomly, because what you see is clearly located in the social reality of Thailand, which manifests itself in the class difference between the nurse Pun and the wealthy family of the paralyzed young man Ake. The film negotiates their bodies which are obstacles or they help each other. The bodies are in a slow unexcited everyday life, between death, birth and the explosion of the universe.

The flow of the film is complex because it isn't flowing into one direction. Thus, the flow of the scenes doesn't convey so much knowledge about the story of the protagonists as it twists the relationship of the audience and the dramaturgy of the film, which clearly comes to a head at the end of the film. Thus the images, sounds and narrative levels Anocha Suwichakornpong offers in her first feature film with a manageable 82 minutes flow into the past, future, present and form a flow in which the bodies of the protagonists approach each other. This flow is seductive, because one inevitably becomes part of it.

(Julian Irlinger)


*An event as part of KLEINER FREITAG: Every Thursday from 7 p.m. varied events take place at different locations in and around the Dortmunder U.


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