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A conversation is a risk to lose your own opinion

A conversation is a risk to lose your own opinion

2015 | HD Video | 12'32" 
 

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The short film A conversation is a risk to lose your own opinion consists of three short dialogues in which two characters discuss a problem. About a new washing machine, a favorite Italian restaurant and an extra chair. In every dialogue one of the characters tries to convince the other character of a certain way to deal with that problem. A solution however that in the end proves not to beneficial to neither of them. 
The two characters wear costumes based on Russian Avant-Garde costumes. Whereas these Russian costumes were part of both an artistic and political revolution, in A conversation is a risk to lose your own opinion they are only used to discuss seemingly trivial problems.

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And that’s why I can’t say one thing without saying the other thing. No matter how impossible it sounds. If I say: “It’s a good washing machine.” I immediately have to follow that up with: “But don’t expect too much from it.” And when I say: “Don’t expect to much from it.” I also have to add: “But it’s a very good washing machine.
 Installation view at Nest, Den Haag during the exhibition  Games People Play |  Photo: Jhoeko

Installation view at Nest, Den Haag during the exhibition Games People Play | Photo: Jhoeko

Realised with the support of Le CAP Saint-Fons and the Mondriaan Foundation

Actor: Karl Huisman
Camera and light: Mathieu Hendrickx & Pim Heerkens
Sound and music: Steven Jouwersma
Translation: Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Antoine Trapp and Anne Giffon