Full HD video, 16:9, colour, sound, 8', 2012
Preview available upon request
In a miniature city, several corporate chains get together to stage, for children, the role of adult consumer and employee. The video follows a group of children role-playing as adults in a modern city. Children are asked to find jobs in a supermarket, work as doctors or spend leisure time in the disco. The police is there to protect, firemen are there to help, but in this seemingly smoothly run environment, chaos starts to erupt. Will the children conform to the given tasks or will they rebel?
My interest in this specific location is to reveal and question how (and what) didactic methods are being employed to prepare children for the economies of the 21st century: who are the entities responsible for the design of play, and what are the motivations behind these decisions.
For a better world, 2012