A Brief History of Memory
2010 / sound / black & white / experimental documentary / 14 min

Synopsis
"A Brief History of Memory" is dedicated to the people who died during the political crisis in Thailand. The effect of the crisis is presented by a voice of a mother who lost her son in April 2009 and overlaid with moving images of the Nang-Lerng community where she and her family lived.

Director's Statement
The Nang-Lerng community survives through continuous changes, which cause many memorial imprints, one after another, memories that have been conveyed from one generation to another, memories that have been conveyed from those who went away before to those who are still here. Even though time has changes, these memories are still drifting and circling around.

As an outsider, being able to capture these memories and convey it as a film, is like capturing a brief history of memory and not just letting it slip as time is passing by. And also to mourn over those who passed away.

Within the filming process, there was an activity within Nang-Lerng community, which was to wash lice off of children's hair for their better personal health. Some of the pictures that were captured during the activity, such as the photographs of the dead lice, and the photographs of children, were used as parts of the documentary

Award
2011 The First runner-up, Duke's Award (for documentary film):
The 15th Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Thailand
2012 Alternative Visual Art Award, the 12th Seoul International NewMedia Festival (NeMaf 2012), Korea
Selected Film Festivals, Exhibitions, Screenings and Events
2010 A part of the "E-Lerng" documentary film, screened on 9th October, 2010 at Chalearmthani Theatre, Nang-Lerng Market, Bangkok, Thailand
2011












Political Collect, The Reading Room, Bangkok, Thailand
Chiang Mai Now!: You Say You Want A Revolution Retrospective of Thai Independent Filmmakers - Chulayarnnon Siriphol's short films, 13th May 2011, Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand
Human Frames: Fanaticism - Ten states of the soul - a hundred experimental films from Europe and Asia, 11th June until 24th July.2011, KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf, Germany
New Asian Currents, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2011, Japan
The 11th International Film Festival Hannover, Germany
Festival Film Dokumenter 2011, SEA doc, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ghost Orb, 8 video works by Chulayarnnon Siriphol, 29 November - 25 December 2011, Eat Me Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand
2012






Was here-was now, The 6th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (BEFF6), Bangkok, Thailand
The 2nd Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival, ChiangMai, Thailand
CUT THRU: A View on 21st Century Thai Art, curated by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, 11 January - 7 February 2012, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Screen Below The Wind Festival, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
FAAM Art Talk 2012 -Media Art in Southeast Asia, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
2013





Sharjah Biennial 11 Film Programme curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates / Instituto Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
8th International Digital Moving Image Festival, Orality: Films from South East Asia, Cuchifritos gallery, New York
SEA ArtsFest 2013, 47/49 Tanner Street, London, UK
Aperture Festival 2013, Experiential Ethnographic Films Program, The University of Melbourne, Australia
2014






Spectral Reverberations Curated by Lauren Reid, Light & Wire gallery (online exhibition)
A Brief History of Memory, Curated by Lauren Reid, the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
WILDTYPE MASTERCLASS 001 : FUCK ALLIGATOR A retrospective screening and talk with Chulayarnnon Siriphol, 27 September 2014, The Reading Room, Bangkok, Thailand
SCINTILLATION OR DISAPPEARANCE 29 October 2014 – 31 January 2015, MMCA Seoul Theater, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2015







Thai Film Night!, 14 March 2015, Eikyu Beppu Theater, Beppu, Japan
Reuse, Retell, 29 May 2015, curated and presented by Dr. May Adadol Ingawanij, University of Westminster, London
2nd Cinemalibre film club screening, 30 May 2015, UP Cine Adarna - Videotheque, UP DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY, Philippines
Asian Film & Video Art Forum, Place, Sentiment and Memory, 9 September – 31 October 2015, MMCA Seoul Theater, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The Wrong (again) New Digital Art Biennale, Dystrophies, Arebyte Gallery, United Kingdom
2016
Documentary Night, 30 January 2016, Media Arts and Design, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand