Marathon: Eight Hours Do Not Make a Day

On 4 - 5 July 2012, WE LIVE HERE will take form of a 32-hour marathon: Eight Hours Do Not Make a Day.

The title of the marathon is borrowed from Rainer Werner Fassbinder's TV series ‘Acht Stunden sind kein Tag’. With this title, we want to frame the thinking around how we organise our lives. A socialist idea of a day was: 8 hours work + 8 hours recreation + 8 hours sleep. Nowadays, we work never-ending hours, cannot sleep and want our work to be our recreation as well. How do we want to live our days?

WE LIVE HERE: An Academy – an initiative of Nicole Beutler, Marijke Hoogenboom and Andrea Božić – is a platform that strives to connect the responsibility of the individual with the creative power of the community. It aims for shared inspiration, enthusiasm and new insights.

WE LIVE HERE is a statement and a working title. As artists and cultural workers we acknowledge the need to reappraise the public and other spaces in which we operate.