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Programmed by Elisa R. Linn & Lennart Wolff

 

Weekend & Plaste

Don‘t open, Debt inside

2018

stop-motion video, color, sound

13:39 min

 

Courtesy of the Artists    

 

In the video, a group of clay figures is seen performing a Totentanz – a Danse Macabre – in front of cardboard and real construction sites as well as buildings. Bringing to mind the melodic and popular style of Kurt Weill's Songspiel, however, these characters, that waltz on a stage made from rotating EUR-pallets, or roam the streets of a shiny yet faceless office district in the centre of Berlin don’t speak or sing. Instead, their acts of complacency and resistance are backdropped by fleeing corporate logos and free-market catchphrases.