Transdisciplinarity is one of the key characteristics of contemporary creation. In the twenty-first century, the relationship between the visual arts and cinema is one of the key topic of cultural debates: artists who make films, filmmakers who stage exhibitions, films that are installations, images that are sculptures. Creators who started their education or careers in the fields of cinema or the visual arts, simultaneously work with objects and still or moving images, testing the farthest limits of the imagination and freedom, i.e of art.
The films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul - e.g. Blissfully Yours (2002), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Palme d'Or, Cannes, 2010) or Cemetery Of Splendor (2015) and those by Joaquim Sapinho - Haircut (1995), Policewoman (2003) or This Side of Resurrection (2011) - have produced unique moments, which have helped redesign the visual landscape of today's world. They offer us pretexts to invent ontological and metaphysical possibilities that are perhaps more consistent with the world in which we live.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul initially trained as an architect and works simultaneously in the fields of cinema and visual arts. Joaquim Sapinho - whose work is presented for the first time in the context of an exhibition - has demonstrated the extent to which his images are illustrated by the history of painting.