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Julian Rosefeldt: Stunned Man / Trilogy of Failure (Part II), 2004

The three film installations deal with the absurdity of our everyday rituals, as Rosefeldt is generally interested in what may be referred to as the “ritualization of everyday life.” The protagonists are watched in their homes through a distanced cameraperspective, going about their normal day-to-day activities. There is no dramaturgy, no line of suspense or narrative editing. The films reveal our inability to find purpose within our existence, why we invent individual structures, parameters and behavioral patterns to organize the chaos around us.> >