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Sam Curtis Did anyone ever tell you that you’re beautiful when you’re following orders?

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Sam Curtis Did anyone ever tell you that you’re beautiful when you’re following orders?

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FR 04.10.2013 17:00 - 22:00 BE premiere
SA 05.10.2013 11:00 - 22:00

Video artist Sam Curtis uses found footage and shows a succession of fleeting, accidental moments that highlight the human desire to express ourselves.

Curtis shows how people can give new meaning to their jobs by giving them a creative twist: a singing bus driver, a beat-boxing operator in a call centre, a dancing waiter. The work rhythm and beat change in a video soundtrack. A soundtrack that is reminiscent of work songs that used to be sung in order to increase productivity.

Interestingly: This title was ‘taken’ from a poster of the punk band, The Feederz. Singer Frank Discussion, well-known for his “situationist interventions”, once distributed a tyrannical pamphlet against the phenomenon of school and work, allegedly on behalf of the Arizona Department of Education.

In English

Video (digital file)
UK 2012 5 min

Thanks to contributors: Piroska Markus, Paul Hankin, Ilyr131, VideoManOttawa, DickieDee, TankDnbWarrior, Rachel Fairley/Ziggy, Luis F.Vargas, th3madtapp3r