Good News: A Future Memoir (2018)
3D animation, video, loop, 10 min
Sound design: Luca van Grinsven; Vocals: Lina Aselskyte
High probability of unemployment, low and falling incomes and no insurance in case of no income when incapable of work, are some of the defining attributes to 90% of self-employed visual artists in the Netherlands. Designers perceive funding plans as a promised land to potentially overcome precarity. But what is a designer confronted with when presenting oneself to art policies? Applications present competitive market systems and increased demand for usability. Good News investigates the semiotics of funding and questions how neoliberal art policies promote individuality, whilst controlling individual behavior. Through various visual narratives, the film unpacks the normative professional attributes prescribed by the creative industries.