LEGACIES x May Adadol Ingawanij

Saturday, 30 March 2024
2:00PM - 3:30PM (AEST)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, South Building
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A screening at the Art Gallery of NSW of new moving image works by Edith Amituanai, Martin Sagadin, Ukrit Sa-nguanhai, Pati Tyrell and Sriwhana Spong, curated by May Adadol Ingawanij.

Still from Epifania (2022), photo: Ralph Brown 


In connection with May Adadol Ingawanij's contribution to the 2024 Sydney Asian Art Series, the Art Gallery of NSW presents a screening of five new moving images new moving image works by Edith Amituanai, Martin Sagadin, Ukrit Sa-nguanhai, Pati Tyrell and Sriwhana Spong. 

Each of these works was produced in response to a set of propositions posed by curator May Adadol Ingawanij:

'What does a legacy taste, smell, sound, feel, or look like? What do we do with the legacies that make us? How do they hold us back? How do we go forward with the full force of the past? Legacies are things that we carry with our bodies, sometimes with pride and sometimes with shame, our emotional textures and our baggage, the basis of social bonding, an ancestral land, an enduring pain, a burden, some kind of ghost, an invitation into futurist kinship, stories for future making.’

Entitled LEGACIES, this set of films was first presented as a partnership between Storage Art Space, in Bangkok, Thailand and CIRCUIT in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand in 2023. The program is CIRCUIT’s seventh annual series of artist cinema commissions.

The Sydney Asian Art Series convened by Olivier Krischer and Yvonne Low, co-presented by the Power Institute and VisAsia at the Art Gallery of NSW. This screening forms part of Projections, a series at the Art Gallery of NSW that explores new directions in cinema, curated by Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd and EO Gill. 


More about the Projections Series


Photo of May Adadol Ingawanij.
May Adadol Ingawanij

May Adadol Ingawanij | เม อาดาดล อิงคะวณิช is a writer, curator, and teacher, Professor of Cinematic Arts and Co-director of the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, University of Westminster. She publishes in English, Thai, and in translation, across a wide range of academic and arts publications. Her recent and ongoing curatorial projects include Animistic Apparatus, Legacies, 69th Flaherty Film Seminar – To Commune (co-curated with Julian Ross).


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A still from the 2016 film "By the Time It Gets Dark", directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong, which shows four people standing in a field, with holds folded in prayer.

May Adadol Ingawanij