Rapid Eye Movement is a film and experimental media series of screening programmes within specific engaging frameworks conceptually and thematically. The film screening programmes are organised by a collective of artists and filmmakers. The project focuses on short to medium-length time-based media that maintain noteworthy quality yet are underrepresented and locally unavailable. Selected films will range from experimental narrative film/video, artist’s film, video art, experimental documentary, essay film, performance film, and animation to experimental media.Rapid Eye Movement will unfold annually in several screening events. And each programme will be followed by a casual discussion with participating filmmakers or film experts.
Jeanne Penjan LASSUS (b.1991, France) is a visual artist working in film, video installation, photography and writing, and a member of Moom Mong collective. Her works draw from her interest in sensory perceptions and porosity of spaces and beings, taking acute attention to one’s own environment as a central work process. She is interested in creating sensory experiences from fragments that unfold in their own temporalities, reflecting on how our bodies sense, move and extend into space.
Lassus’ notable projects include Eye your Ears (video installation version), at Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, and the House of Flowing Reflection, a pavilion for the Bangkok Biennial 2018. She was selected to participate in the Ocean Fellowship 2 020 organised by TBA21 in Venice, and was one of the recipients of the Alserkal Art Foundation’s research grant 2020. Lassus studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and is based in Bangkok.
Tulapop SAENJAROEN (b.1986, Thailand) is an artist and filmmaker whose practice encompasses performance, video and film. His recent works interrogate the correlations between image production and production of subjectivity as well as the paradoxes intertwining control and freedom in late capitalism. In combining narrative and the essay film genre, he investigates subjects such as tourism, self-care , mental illness, storytelling, and free labor through re-making and re-interpreting the produced images and their networks.
Saenjaroen’s works have been shown in film festivals, screenings, exhibitions, internationally including Berlinale; Locarno; Rotterdam; DOK Leipzig; Oberhausen; Images Festival (Toronto); Cinema du Reel; FICValdivia; Curtas Villa do Conde; Museum of the Moving Image, NYC; Harvard Film Archive; 25FPS; among many other venues. His work has been the subject of focuses at e-flux screening room, NYC; Conversations at the Edge at Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; M+ Hong Kong; Korean National Film Archive. Graduated MFA Fine Art Media from the Slade UCL and MA Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts, Saenjaroen currently lives and works in Bangkok.
Sathit SATTARASART (b. 1979, Thailand) is a visual artist whose multi- platform practice spans sculpture to video. His works address various kinds of artistic and socially-engaged subject matter, often retracing ‘how things come to be’ and redefining things in their situational, and everyday life scenarios. He often directs his attention, with both empathic and critical potential, to art-related subjects, such as the artist’s role; institutional subjects; artistic authorship, conditions, framing, and art related production. Hi s work often asks the viewer to reconsider what kinds of personal and collective meaning might be culled from materials, processes, modes of working, conceptual and physical structures.
Sattarasart’s works have been included in several contemporary art festivals and biennials, such as the inaugural edition of the Bangkok Biennial 2018; Art Berlin Contemporary 2010; Busan Biennale 2006; and Asian Contemporary Art Week 2006 , NewYork. Sattarasart graduated as Meisterschüler at Staatliche Hochschule für Bilden de Künste Städelschule, where he studied in the class of Tobias Rehberger. More recently, Sattarasart has been exploring his own curatorial practice, such as in the exhibition ‘appearing unannounced’ in Chiangmai, Thailand (2018–2019). Currently, he lives and works in Bangkok.
Parinee BUTHRASRI (b.1988, Thailand) is a cinematographer working across Asia and Europe, where she brings a unique sensibility and heightens the feminine gaze to moving images. Her works mostly blur the boundaries between documentary and fiction, bringing in to play with many formats across the cinematic possibilities. Her interests are often stories that have leading female character and queer genre.
Buthrasri’s works have been screened in numerous acclaimed film festivals including Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. Recently, she won awards for Best Cinematography at the 2021 Calcutta International Short Film Festival, India and 2021 FICBUEU International Short Film Festival, Spain, with her short film ‘Lemongrass Girl’. Buthrasri is an alumna of camera studio at the Berlinale Talents 2022. Currently, she is finishing her MA in cinematography at F ilm and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, Czech Republic. Sh e is now based in Thailand and Czech Republic.
Sikarnt SKOOLISARIYAPORN (b. 1988, Thailand) is an artist whose interests lie in the re-imagination of history. Spans across text, performance, archive and moving image, Skoolisariyaporn’s works often oscillate between forgetting and remembering, in which fiction plays an important role in exploring the distance between the two. Occasionally, she works at the Center for Lost Objects, a hypothetical museum who se collection consists of thousands of found, broken, un-functional and unknown objects and fragments from places. Apart from the above, she also practices spinning and falling ( level 0.8).
Skoolisariyaporn works has been shown in various venues internationally, including: Asian Art Biennale 2022; Maha Pavilion, Bangkok Biennial 2020; Existing Otherwise, Red Clay Studio and SAAC; A.Farm, MoT+++; Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation; Film Virus Wildtype, Reading Room Bangkok; among other venues. She also ha s participated in several Artist Residency programs: Residency at Singapore Art Museum; Braunschweig Project 2020, HBK Braunschweig; SeMA Nanji residency at Seoul Museum of Art; Fogo Island Arts Residency. Skoolisariyaporn received her MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, UK. She is now based in Bangkok.
Chanasorn Chaikitiporn (b.1997, Uttaradit, Thailand) is a filmmaker and moving image artist. Who is interested in exploring and interrogate socio-political histories of Thailand with questions of culture, political thought, identity and personal historical memory in perspective and relation to the semi-coloniality. In combining fiction film and documentary film genre, he investigates on archival, found footages and declassified documents.
Chaikitiporn’s works have been shown in film festivals, screening, exhibitions, internationally including Visions du Réel; Uppsala Short Film Festival; Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF); San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF); Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD); Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF); Busan International Video Art Festival (BIVAF); among many other venues. He received “Best Glocal Artist” from 22nd Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival (NeMaf) and “SeaShorts Award (Grand Prize)” from 6th SeaShorts Film Festival.