Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s eerie resonances
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ABR Arts 01 April 2022

Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s eerie resonances
by
ABR Arts 01 April 2022
Still from <em>Memoria</em>, a film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (photo by Sandro Kopp; © Kick the Machine Films, Burning, Anna Sanders Films, Match Factory Productions, ZDF-Arte and Piano)
Still from Memoria, a film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (photo by Sandro Kopp; © Kick the Machine Films, Burning, Anna Sanders Films, Match Factory Productions, ZDF-Arte and Piano)

In the middle of Bogotá’s Parque de la Independencia is a statue of Nicolaus Copernicus. Designed by the Polish sculptor Tadeusz Lodziana, it was gifted by the People’s Republic of Poland to the city of Bogotá in 1974, after the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which had been suspended from 1952 to 1964. This period overlapped with La Violencia in Colombia, a bloody civil war between conservative and left-wing forces, during which roughly 200,000 people were killed.

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