Exhibition preview: Primitive, Liverpool

FACT, to 29 Nov

A raging fire eradicates the rice fields. Bolts of lightning unearth the village's inert spirits. Teenage males, freed from the local widow ghost's control, dance and help to build a spaceship. The Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul's multi-screen installation builds up a fictional tale of life, set in the real village of Nabua. In the 1960s the settlement was the scene of battles between farmer communists and the totalitarian Thai government, as most of the male population fled into the forests. Weerasethakul's installation takes Nabua as a mythic site in which collective memories, ideologies and political conflicts have been eradicated. So fact, legend and imaginative fancies interweave surreally. ROBERT CLARK

FACT, to 29 Nov

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