Events / talks

Talk Session: What is "Reality?" - Dialogue between Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Naotaka Fujii

Mar 10 @ 16:30 - 18:00 JST

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (commonly known as the Miraikan, with Chieko Asakawa as the director) will jointly host a talk session, "What is 'Reality'? – Dialogue between Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Naoki Fujii," in collaboration with the Theater Commons Executive Committee (led by Chiaaki Soma).

This event is related to the VR performance "Dialogue with the Sun (VR)," which will take place at the Miraikan from March 7 (Thursday) to March 12 (Tuesday) as part of the art event "Theater Commons '24" held at various locations in Tokyo from the end of February to March.

In this talk session, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a Thai film director who received the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 for "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" and has created numerous works rooted in indigenous culture in Thai nature such as forests and darkness, will join Naoki Fujii, a Japanese neuroscientist specializing in "reality science." They will engage in a dialogue exploring themes such as the ambiguous boundary between reality and the supernatural, a characteristic of Weerasethakul's works, and topics like "sleep," "memory," "auditory hallucinations," "ghosts," and "body." Using perspectives from neuroscience and VR research, they will contemplate the concept of "reality" from the respective positions of the artist and the scientist.

Mar 10 (Sun) 2024
Reservation Required

Opening Hours Information
Hours: 16:30 - 18:00
Notice: 定員: 100名(事前申し込み制、先着順)


7th Floor Innovation Hall, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Japan 

2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064

4-minute walk from the North exit of Telecom Center Station on the Yurikamome line,
15-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai line.