• Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Still from Morakot (Emerald), 2007; single-channel video projection, color, sound; 11:50 min. (loop); glass lamp; BAMPFA collection, museum purchase: bequest of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, by exchange, 2012.14.a–b.

Kate MacKay and Susan Oxtoby: Video Art and Social Intervention: Weerasethakul and Kentridge: From Theater to Gallery and Beyond

How does the moving image change when relocated from the cinematheque to the gallery of the museum? Does this changed spatial experience create a different aesthetic experience? A different political experience? Reflecting on their work as curators of the films of two artists who move amongst these spaces, BAMPFA’s own Susan Oxtoby and Kate MacKay discuss the screen-based work of William Kentridge and Apichatpong Weesrasethakul.

Kate MacKay has been associate curator of film at BAMPFA since 2016.

Susan Oxtoby is director of film and senior film curator at BAMPFA. She serves on the National Film Preservation Board, an advisory committee for the Library of Congress. She is currently working on a historical survey of Georgian cinema.