Janus

Erik van Lieshout Short documentary - 2012 - 50 min.

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Korte Documentaire Erik van Lieshout

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What is the role of the artist in times of economic crisis and shrinking subsidies? Erik van Lieshout examines this in the direct surroundings of his studio: the lower-class urban area Rotterdam-Zuid. In apparently spontaneous monologues, he expresses his horror at the ‘man in the street’ and wonders: Do I have a social task? Still, he has intimate conversations with these ordinary people in their living rooms and buys the entire collection of deceased collector Janus to turn it into an installation.

Credits

Director(s) Erik van Lieshout
Producer(s) Suzanne Weenink
Erik van Lieshout
Production Company Erik van Lieshout BV