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The Revenge of the Crystals, is a five-part fictional narrative set in the aftermath
of the present financial collapse. It is a moment in the near future when the failing
global monetary system has destroyed almost every institution, and the decay of
society has become a habit where a few alternative visions exists. The short film
depicts the aftermath of a revolution in which a slamm collective of people form a
fragile commune in a garden. 

We see them learning the basic skills of survival and ways of living together.
Step by step they fight to stay alive, attempting to do so without sacrificing their
intellect or sense of solidarity. While focusing on the complexities of organizing a
world that now resembles Girgio Agamben's notion of 'bare life'. Skou and Rømer's
carefully-scripted piece manages to address underlying issues of politics, philosophy,
and aesthetics that are all too relevant to our present-day circumstances of unre-
lenting economic crisis authoritarian drift, and rapidly failing states.

The script is written by Lise Skou and Nis Rømer in collaboration with dramaturgic
Gritt Uldall-Jessen. It’s based on literary references such as: ‘On Revolution’ by
Hanne Arendt, ‘The Human Condition’ by Hanne Arendt, ‘Stato di Eccezione’ by
Giorgio Agamben, ‘The Coming Insurrection’ by Comité Invisible, ’Always Coming
by Ursula K. LeGuin, ‘Le Noveau Monde amoureux’ by Charles Fourier plus
the spectacle ‘The Doss House’ by Maxim Gorkij.

Performed by: Maria Gersby, Marie Andersson, Pil Josefine Cecilie Nielsen, Rosa
Sand Michelsen, Sebastian Hjort Sørensen plus Nis Rømer and Lise Skou

Directed by: Gritt Uldall-Jessen

Field Work / Lise Skou and Nis Rømer was formed in 2006.
Read also text by Anna Ankerstjerne

Production year: 2012/2013
Duration: 25 minutes

Shown at:
Gallery Nova,
Gallery 404
Pori Art museum

The Revenge Of The Crystals is supported by the danish artscouncil.

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