Friday, September 8, 2006

Exhibition on Cherd Songsri

The Bangkok Post today has a small item on a multimedia exhibition dedicated to the late Cherd Songsri, who died in May.

Anyone who wants to see the show will have to travel a ways: It's at the National Museum in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Cherd's hometown. The Ministry of Culture's Office of Contemporary Art and Culture put together the show, Cherd Songsri: The Son of Nakorn Srithammarat, which runs from tomorrow until January 31, 2007.

Kong Rithdee notes that there are no plans to move the show to Bangkok when its run down South is completed. Looks like a train or plane journey will be in order if I want to check it out.

The exhibition has artifacts from Cherd's office, including his writing desk and bookshelves. There will be DVD presentations and soundbites as well as film criticism, scripts, song lyrics, short stories, novels and memoirs. The exhibition will allow visitors to touch the displayed objects, or to sit at Cherd's desk, and even to write down their ideas on pages from his manuscripts, the Post says.

Some of Cherd's movies will be screened, possibly even an alternate ending for Cherd's best-regarded work, Plae Kao (The Scar), from 1977 and voted one of the world's all-time classics by the Museum of Moving Image and Sight and Sound.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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