Fruits of Boredom
The garage, therefore I am
The Dominion of the Hairdo
|Fruits of Boredom
Fruits of Boredom presents
paper objects produced by students when class gets too boring… It treats these
works as pieces in a mock exhibition concerned with their art historical context.
Categorizing this as parody of high art films is both right and wrong. Right,
because it is a satire of the conventions of the art industry and the culture
of art criticism. Wrong, because these
objects deserve the attention the film devotes to them. Set in the right light they reveal a
subversive, even anarchic energy, undefeated by educational institutions.
Schools need to reckon with the creativity they contain.
der Langeweile, the German preview version of Fruits of Boredom, was awarded 'Best Film' at the 2nd Annual Düsseldorf Short Film Festival 2004.
At the 13th Annual Rüsselsheim Filmfestival 2006 Früchte der Langeweile was chosen by the audience as the winner of the 2nd prize.
The North American premiere of the English version of Fruits of Boredom took place in Los Angeles on December 4, 2006. The jury of the 5th Int'l Fest of Cinema & Technology awarded the film a 2nd prize (Runner Up) and an Honorable Mention.
An excerpt from the script
singular jewel of the exhibition, indeed its virtual art-historical sensation,
is this stirring group of human figures in singed synthetic coffee sticks,
entitled 'Better Living.'
in late Picasso is such distinct seriality combined with such distinct senility
and, in contrast with Penck or Giacometti, the origin of these utopian
harbingers of strict stitchlessness lies undeniably in the spirit of evaporated
Man is no more than a stir stick
in the cold coffee of his self-certainty, and better living starts when we stop
lying, thus, strictly speaking: when we are dead."
|Fruits of Boredom
(D 2005) 8'02"
& Jörg Rühenbeck
Format: Mini DV
|Film clip (1'18")
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