Exhibition view in Note to Self, Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK) Leipzig, 2019
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Production Shot by Anne Ihm/Stefan Hurtig
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Installation Version, 2020

4K Video, 12 min.

IDLE is about an alternate future of humanity. IDLE is a praise of idleness. The film follows a humanoid being in a post-apocalyptic landscape dancing and enjoying leisure while housekeeping robots do their job and unintentionally create works of art. A voice speaks a text based on the essay »Laziness as the Real Truth of Mankind« (1921) by Kazimir Malevich. The film transforms the visionary pavilion structure by German architect Ulrich Müther located in Binz, Germany from 1981 into a futuristic home.

Screenplay: Stefan Hurtig

Performance by Jana Rath

Costume Design: Alexandra Börner

Music/Sound Design: Ludovico Failla

Voice: Carmen Orschinski

Drone Operators: Christiane Burwitz, Stefan Pocha

Translation: Elizabeth Gerdeman

Special Thnx: Jennifer Bork, Sabine Elsner, Steffen Grosser, Ina Hurtig, LIA e.V., Sebastian Mühl, Hein-Godehart Petschulat, Holger Vonberg, Anglika Waniek, Wüstenrot Stiftung

Kindly supported by Gemeinde Ostseebad Binz, Werkleitz

Architecture by Ulrich Müther

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