Isabella Gresser [DE] Ignaas Devisch, Valentine Kempynck, David Weber-Krebs, Patrícia Portela & Bieke Purnelle

Fatigue Society: Byung-Chul Han in Seoul/Berlin

18.12.2017

This essay film about philosopher Byung-Chul Han encircles the phenomenon of fatigue in our capitalistic societies – and its associated symptoms, such as depression and burnout. Visual artist Isabella Gresser interweaves the cinematic, photographic and drawn observations she made in Korea and Berlin with spoken text and lecture excerpts.

DEBATE after the film (in English)
During WE:SLEEP, artists Valentine Kempynck, David Weber-Krebs and Patrícia Portela will present work focused on the creative and provocative potential of sleep. The way they bring the body’s non-active state to the fore in what is normally active or productive time, appears to contrast with philosopher Ignaas Devisch’ proposal to recognize restlessness as an essential mainstay of human existence. Bieke Purnelle from RoSa recently wrote a shocking article about burn-outs in the cultural sector based on personal testimonies. She will moderate the debate.