From the press release:
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Governments come and go. So do coups. The West keeps drawing its ‘roadmaps’, but who’s driving? For some, having no elected government is a terrifying state of affairs. For others, it’s just business as usual.
Change is not impossible. It’s constant. Nothing is permanent. Traditional wisdom – especially in Buddhism – says that time is cyclical, a rhythm of renewal and regeneration. But modernity’s clock is ticking. Its history is linear, irreversible, a path towards a different future. Will our history be one of progress, or will it be looped?
Political, social, historical, biological, cosmic? What are the cycles that give shape to contemporary life? Can art interrupt them, or should it work with them, go along with them?
The 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival is seeking films and other screen-based work that explores the rhythms and cycles of contemporary life. All genres and styles will be considered, including experimental film and video, documentary, art film, animation, machinima, etc.
The festival is organized by Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Kick the Machine, the Project 304 artists' collective and the Thai Film Foundation, with support from Multimedia Arts Asia Pacific.
(Via Limitless Cinema in Broken English and Project 304)