TheaterFilmLiteratur seit 1983
Alexander Verlag
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Waste Your Time

Waste Your Time

A plea


Broschur. 102 Seiten. englisch
ISBN 978-3-89581-448-8

14,90 € *

»The economization of our entire lifespan and the apparent compulsion to constant self-optimization are dead ends into which the dynamics of the market economy have led us. Julian Pörksen asks how we might re-emerge from this state and, drawing on the speculative approaches of Georges Bataille, Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, and Friedrich Schiller, recommends an investment in its antithesis: the waste of time and talent without guilt feelings and bad conscience. This is fun to read and leaves you with the exhilarating feeling that you are witnessing a long overdue liberation process.« Carl Hegemann

»Pörksen, as a wise and well-informed expert on the matter, introduces us to the modern service society’s ‘economy of time’ . . .  An entertainingly pleasurable read!« Stephanie Bremerich

Julian Pörksen, born in 1985, studied history and philosophy in Berlin and then dramaturgy in Leipzig. He worked as an assistant to Christoph Schlingensief. His film debut SOMETIMES WE SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES WE JUST SIT was shown at the Berlinale (2012). In 2018, Pörksen realized his first feature film. Whatever happens next was premiered at the Berlinale. He works as an author, director, film producer and dramaturg.


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