Archipelago cinema by Ole Scheeren is a cinema designed to float on the sea, which premiered at the festival in Thailand with the ‘Film on the rocks Yao Noi’.
Images by Piyatat Hemmatat, Ole Scheeren
“A simple construction. A local technique. Adopted to build the floating cinema. Recycled wood and materials. Reusable modularity of the raft. Assembled, disassembled. Reconfigured, reused. After the screening, it will go back to the local community. As a stage, a playground. As an event platform, an assembly space. As something that belongs to them, that was merely borrowed. As something, that is flexible, that can be towed anywhere. And as something that can appear, from time to time, to host a few people watching movies.”
By Ole Scheeren:
Archipelago Cinema is a collaboration between Ole Scheeren and the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation which is presided by Nat Sarasas, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chomwan Weeraworawit.
Design: Ole Scheeren
Assistant: Leonard Wong
Photographs Slide Show: Piyatat Hemmatat, Sixtysix Visual, Doug Bruce, Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation