Not succeeding at being can offer unexpected pleasures.


t was realized as a tribute to Jack Halberstam's Queer Art of Failure and, with its protagoinist Gizmo, a character from the two-part US horror comedy Gremlins, it is also an expression of sympathy for small fluffy mythical creatures. The recurring motif of an office interior sets the scene for a contemplation of escapism. The thoughts circle around possibilities of existential flight. Fantasy worlds open a cut with everyday realities. Pressure is lifted. In the end there is a choice. Recurring sacral sounds underline the devotional nature of this contemplation as well as the temptation that lies in the revealed prospects. The monster’s role is unclear: Is he*she the victim or the sacrifice? In need of protection or a fellow sufferer? The present moment does not yet call for a decision. Urgency is taken. Reconciliation with the holy cross is implied, but ultimately not enforced.