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.
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