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YOU'LL NEVER BE HIRED LIKE THAT, 2023
collective film experiment created in collaboration with artist Mathias Sæderup and 17 art-students.
Film, 37 min.
The western genre is a fiction through which we can consider notions of freedom, power, order and disorder – and the film set is a mirage where we can try out new forms of collectivity, power and powerlessness.
'You'll Never Be Hired Like That' examines the myth of the freelancer, freedom and community in a – perhaps – post-state, windswept landscape in West Jutland in Denmark. You'll Never Be Hired Like That is a film that, in its creation, calls into question our notions of freedom. Freedom from the bonds of community, freedom from others, freedom to do as you like, or freedom as something we create together.
The script for You'll Never Be Hired Like That is based on an edited version of the English subtitles from Akira Kurosawa's film Yojimbo.
In 'You'll Never Be Hired Like That' the drama is transferred to a small town in West Jutland, renamed Country Town by visual artist Lisbeth Hermansen. Over 4 days in October 2022, students from Krabbesholm Højskole and Fyns Laboratorie for Ung Kunst gathered in Country Town to discuss the script, cook, develop the characters and together film the scenes for what has become You'll Never Be Hired Like That.
You’ll Never Be Hired Like That is a film by Mette Hammer Juhl & Mathias Sæderup, created in collaboration with Virgil Bendixen, Ragnhild Bjorholm, Anna Colstrup, Maria Egsgaard, Morten Fjordhauge, Maj Færgeman, Wilma Glatzl, Ida-Matilde Karla Greve- Nielsen, Karla Harder, Gina Hasli, Katrine Heide, Lisbeth Hermansen, Anya Khlobas, Emilie Palm, Marie Pastré, Christina Skøtt Juul, Aske Vanggaard, Malte Wilken and Victor Wuisman.
Original Soundtrack by Claus Haxholm
Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Kulturelt Samråd Lemvig, Krabbesholm Højskole, F.L.U.K, Kulturregion Fyn
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