The video small talk video training is structured like a typical
English course on television. The usual: “Good morning, my name
is Peter, how are you?” might not be quite as innocent as it first
It’s 7.00 in the morning and my alarm clock starts ringing.
I put it off and keep on sleeping. Every five minutes the clock starts
ringing again and each time I turn it off; this continues for 48 minutes.
The title of the video is taken from the famous words of the Situationist
movement: “Ne travaillez jamais” (you should never work).
The video is based on the idea of having a pair of X-ray glasses with
which one would be able to see through clothes. We wanted to realize this
idea in the public space. Simple ideas often contain and refer to important
issues outside of themselves. In this case the work speaks about the growing
surveillance and the lack of intimacy in our modern society.