Safe and Sound
2013 | HD Video, Concrete and Iron | 9'23"
In this video, together with three friends, Beckers can be seen building a concrete structure resembling the architecture of Arcosanti, a failed utopian community in the Arizona desert. While mixing, transporting and pouring cement, he talks about ways to avoid the sometimes chaotic and unexpected events in one's life. He eventually argues that the best solution is just to simply stay home. A rudimentary home even, that by the end of video has reached its completion and can be seen in the actual exhibition space as part of the installation.
Realised with the support of Pavillon Neuflize OBC and Palais de Tokyo
Camera: Sander Houtkruijer
Assistant: Rebecca Digne
Sound: Francesco Fonassi
Special thanks to Pieter Lammer, Pieter Kemink and Stephan Kuderna