Edition 2022




In 2021, the Frac acquired Fireworks (Archives), a 2014 short film of an installation where, as is often the case in the Thai author’s cinema, memory mingles with other ephemeral elements, such as light or ghostly apparitions. As a counterpoint to Cemetery of Splendour, a slow, melancholic full-length film, Fireworks (Archives) functions like a hallucinatory memory machine. Night covers the screen. Fantastic, gigantic sculptures of animals, hybrid creatures and divinities living in Sala Keoku Park in Nong Khai in northeast Thailand go by in bright flashes against a background of crackling pyrotechnics. For Weerasethakul, the statues are a form of revolt against the country's long history of oppression: “They commemorate the destruction and the liberation of the land”.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture