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Making Things Bearable

Making Things Bearable

2018 | HD Video | 5'49"
 

 Installation view at Fries Museum, Leeuwarden | Photo by Ruben Van Vliet

Installation view at Fries Museum, Leeuwarden | Photo by Ruben Van Vliet

In this video Beckers tries to walk up the stairs while at the same time telling a story about how he deals with things he doesn't like by making them bearable. He however continuously loses his train of thought after which he has to descend the stairs to start the story all over again. 

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Sometimes we enjoy things. We love things. But sometimes the most we can get from life is “fairly OK”. Sometimes the best we can do is to make things bearable. I for example are not really fond of making phone calls. Because I always feel I bother other people when I call them. I even have that when I call a costumer service. In other words I feel I’m bothering people whose job it is to talk to me on the phone.
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Realized with the support of the Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

Camera and Light: Marcel IJzerman
Sound and Light: Tjeerd Melchers

Construction: Steven Jouwersma and Carlotta Bailly-Borg
Special thanks to aPass, Brussels