MOCAtv Presents Techno Mystic - The Anthem

TECHNO MYSTIC uses YouTube as a spirit medium, bringing together seven artist-made films and videos that explore the incongruous co-existence of myste...

TECHNO MYSTIC uses YouTube as a spirit medium, bringing together seven artist-made films and videos that explore the incongruous co-existence of mysterious phenomena and modern technologies.

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul made this short work as a cinematic ritual to be played at the start of film programs, a kind of blessing.

'In Thailand the Royal Anthem plays before each feature film presentation, in order to honour the King. One of the rituals embedded in our society is to give a blessing to something or someone before certain ceremonies. I would like to propose a Cinema Anthem that praises and blesses the approaching feature for each screening. An older lady will perform a ritual channelling energy to the audience to give them a clear mind. The ritual will ensure that after the feature film ends, life and the outside world will be better.' - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970) is a Thai artist and filmmaker based in Bangkok. His feature film...