In this work, Tanatchai BANDASAK explores the standing stones of Hintang near Sam Neua, Laos, by using a combination of dissolves and superimpositions of moving images with ambient sound. “Central Region” captures the transient movement and vibrations in the spaces surrounding the stones. The process evokes the spectral way in which the stones, though appearing as inert ruins randomly scattered throughout the landscape, powerfully demarcate potent territories of undead and nonhuman sovereignty. In “Central Region,” the role of moving images becomes an essential technology in examining new possibilities of communicating with the unknown as well as the unseen ecosystem that surrounds the stones.
“Central Region”