By Jessica McGoff
What year is it? The year referenced in the title of the latest collaboration between Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong, Krabi, 2562, is the present day as designated by the Buddhist calendar. The decision not to state the common (Western) year immediately introduces a slippage into the film’s sense of time and place. Slippage is the central tenant of the project, the film knocks time, identity and memory slightly off-balance, and questions how these concepts are constructed by humans. In its unfolding, the film demonstrates how the Holocene can run into the Anthropocene and back again.