It Will Have Been. A New Futurist Manifesto

Installation View, Human in the Loop, HALLE 14, Spinnerei Leipzig (2022)
Video Stills
Installation View, VEKTOR, Die Box Leipzig (2021)

HD Video, 6:10 min

In times of daily apocalyptic news due to the pandemic, the film speculates on a post-COVID19 future. Alternative economic concepts such as degrowth suddenly no longer appear so utopian. Footage shot at Autostadt Wolfsburg is combined with a voiceover about deceleration and idleness. The spoken words are based on Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto of 1909. A century after its publication, the artist revised its eleven paragraphs, creating a New Futurist Manifesto that inverts Marinetti’s praise of machinery, acceleration, and industrialization.

Music Score by DURA
Voice by Elizabeth Gerdeman
Sound Mix by Sebastian Geist

Kind support of the Culture Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (KdFS)

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