RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA Karl’s Perfect Day
A day in the kooky life of the enigmatic artist Karl Holmqvist as seen through his friend Rirkrit Tiravanija’s eyes.
Karl’s Perfect Day is a literal representation of the title. In Warhol-like fashion, the film follows Karl Holmqvist, a Swedish poet living in Berlin. We follow him from the time he gets up until bedtime, through all his diverse and small activities of the day: brushing his teeth, watering the plants, reading poetry, walking alongside a bicycle, visiting the home of Hannah Höch, and so on.
Karl has decidedly chosen to fill in his day in utopian fashion, and Rirkirt Tiravanija has captured all these decisions with utmost precision. The filmmaker's objective was to make a film in which art and the mundane banality of life are approached with the same intensity and interwoven. The result is a filmic representation of the great happiness to be found in small actions.
In the presence of Rirkrit Tiravanija and Karl Holmqvist!
+ JOIN THE ARTIST TALK BEFORE THE FILM
DE/MX | 2017 | 95’ | ov en
script: Karl Holmqvist ⎪ photography: Cristian Manzutto, Uwe Teske, Michael Kotshi ⎪ editing: Cristian Manzutto ⎪ sound: Cristian Manzutto, Cesar Gonzalez ⎪ casting: Karl Holmqvist ⎪ production: Cristian Manzutto, Rirkrit Tiravanija