'(Im)material worlds'

30 January — 26 March 2022
Online events: 5 February, 19 February, 5 March, and 19 March, 12pm GMT


Maeve Brennan, Listening in the Dark, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

(Im)material worlds: tracing creative practice, histories and environmental contexts in artists’ moving image from Southeast Asia and the UK.

ตามรอยผลงานสร้างสรรค์ ประวัติศาสตร์ และบริบททางสิ่งแวดล้อม ในภาพเคลื่อนไหวของศิลปินจากเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้และสหราชอาณาจักร

Programme available online: 30 January – 26 March 2022
Free, view via Eventive

Online events
5 February, 12pm GMT: Alia Syed & Apichatpong Weerasethakul, hosted by Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn
19 February, 12pm GMT: Emilia Beatriz & Shireen Seno, hosted by CAMPLE LINE
5 March, 12pm GMT: Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa & Prapat Jiwarangsan, hosted by Philippa Lovatt
19 March, 12pm GMT: Maeve Brennan & Nguyễn Trinh Thi, hosted by LUX Scotland
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’(Im)material worlds’ is an artists’ moving image programme that gives focus to the environmental crisis from Global South and postcolonial perspectives. It brings together recent and new moving image work by four Southeast Asian and four UK-based artists and filmmakers, who use experimental and essayistic forms to explore communities, habitats and places through their colonial, political, military and environmental histories. The programme unfolds over eight weeks with a new paired online screening and hosted dialogue with the filmmakers each fortnight.

The programme includes: Alia Syed, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Emilia Beatriz, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Maeve Brennan, Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Prapat Jiwarangsan and Shireen Seno.

Organised by Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn (Chulalongkorn University), Philippa Lovatt (University of St Andrews), LUX Scotland and CAMPLE LINE, funded by the British Council.

’(Im)material worlds’ will also screen at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 26 – 27 March 2022, as part of Sands: International Film Festival of St Andrews, with additional screenings of work by Som Supaparinya and The Migrant Ecologies Project. The festival screenings are funded by Sands: International Film Festival of St Andrews and University of St Andrews Impact and Innovation Fund.

(Im)material worlds is a collaborative curatorial project instigated by Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn (Chulalongkorn University) and Philippa Lovatt (University of St Andrews) with Emma Dove and Tina Fiske (CAMPLE LINE) and Kitty Anderson and David Upton (LUX Scotland) funded by the British Council’s Connections Through Culture UK-Southeast Asia Grant.’ The programme stems from the publication of the Screen dossier Tracing the Anthropocene in Southeast Asian film and artists’ moving image’ – a collection of essays co-edited by Graiwoot and Philippa that addresses the environmental crisis from the perspective of Southeast Asia.

Closed Captions


Chulalongkorn University, University of St Andrews, LUX Scotland and CAMPLE LINE. Funded by the British Council.