Until the Morning Comes: by Taiki Sakpisit

5 - 29 April 2018

Taiki Sakpisit, is a new-blood director whose filmography includes A Ripe Volcano (2011), Time of the Last Persecution (2012), The Age of Anxiety (2013), Trouble in Paradise (2017) that has brought his name to be known widely in recent years. Sakpisit diseminates the structural framework of cinema so that he can present his films that are different from what we, as audience, are used to.


Sakpisit stands out because of his cinematic grammar that goes back to the use of imagery and sound, especially by employing the use of visual mechanisms and psychoacoustics that reacts to the way we respond to moving images and sound. It is not surprising that Sakpisit’s works are shown both in galleries and contemporary art museums as well as international film festivals.


The artist name is often on the lips of people who frequent the short film and art house film circuits. Though some might say that his films are difficult to understand, but once the audience is in front of his film, the magic of the moving image and sound will automatically take guidance to the senses. Sakpisit has shown that film is the medium that best conveys the “other” dimension, especially the one that is neither visible nor tangible, by imitating the parallel universe and the complex states of human minds that get mixed up with reality.


The new body of work, Until the Morning comes, is an exploration of the side effect from the spiritual injury and its healing, the journey that leads back to the basic questions, seeking the universal ground between the living and the life after death. Sakpisit touches on the collective memory of his parents by presenting the spiritual landscape of his father who is fighting with his folly from faith; and his mother whose memory pains her. This film stands in the middle between the days that had passed and the feelings that remain. He uses places such as a church, cemetery, and hospital as monuments for the states of human beings. Whether the joy in the past, the hopes and dreams, or the beauty in being alive, the challene in Sakpisit’s work is the way he conveys all the above by blending inseparably with all the senses by the audience.


Taiki Sakpisit is a film director that has engraved his name on the contemporary art world as well as the colour that is being watched in the cinematic world. This exhibition is also the return of the collaboration with Yasuhiro Morinaga, a sound artist from Japan as well as Asia’s leading sound researcher. Morinaga takes the lead in designing the sound that will enrich the experience in this film.


The exhibition “Until the Morning Comes” will be held on the second floor of Art Centre Bldg., SAC Gallery from 5-29 April 2018. The official opening ceremony will be held on 5 April 2018, 6:00PM onwards.