This film by Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seyferth gives an impression of the possible experiences of the New Babylonians, the people living in Constants utopian vision on future society, a society in which mankind, the HOMO FABER, no longer has to work for his daily bread, and has become the HOMO LUDENS, the playing man.
CONSTANT: The project of New Babylon only intends to give the minimum conditions for a behaviour that must remain as free as possible. Any restriction of the freedom of movement, any limitation with regard to the creation of mood and atmosphere, has to be avoided. Everything has to remain possible, all is to happen, the environment has to be created by the activity of life, and not inversely.
“They wander through the sectors of New Babylon seeking new experiences, as yet unknown ambiances. Without the passivity of tourists, but fully aware of the power they have to act upon the world, to transform it, recreate it. They dispose of a whole arsenal of technical implements for doing this, thanks to which they can make the desired changes without delay. Just like the painter, who with a mere handful of colors creates an infinite variety of forms, contrasts and styles, the New Babylonians can endlessly vary their environment, renew and vary it by using their technical implements.”
- NEW BABYLON DE CONSTANT
- directed by Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seyferth
- production company: Moskito Film
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