Forces and Volumes
Forces and Volumes is an almost entirely wordless programme featuring studies of land and sea by outstanding Southeast Asia-based artists. These potent videos by Charles Lim, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Khvay Samnang with Nget Rady, and Taiki Sakpisit, invite us to reflect on the ways in which physical and sovereign forces shape and reshape space, and take lives or reverse fortunes. Yet rather than referencing the territorialising motion of history’s makers, these works instead channel undead forces. They utilise thetactile, gestural and durational capacitiesof video to embody subterraneous currents charged with anteriority and danger. Forces and Volumes is curated by May Adadol Ingawanij, who will be present to moderate a discussion with the artists Nguyen Trinh Thi and Khvay Samnang following the screening.