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press: echo chambers: take your time

For director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, idleness is a way to microdose death and let it fill the god-shaped hole in the heart. Memoria (2021) follows a Scottish woman (Tilda Swinton)’s search for a terrestrial sound from city benches to Colombian mountain ranges, forcing viewers to listen to the universe with torturous slow cinema. Made during the pandemic, the film typifies society’s current exodus from blabbering culture to idyllic quietude. “Pengalaman itu berbahaya (Experience is dangerous),” said a fish scaler (Elkin Díaz). Perhaps culture as we know it is already extinct. All there is left to do now is practice attention-as-prayer.