EN - Excerpts of texts by psychoanalyst Marion Milner (1900-1998) on concentration, the body, repetition, daydreaming and open-ended time as conditions for creation are read and reflected upon by different artists. These voices and the silences in between them - images of a seascape in Norway and of the artists’ workspaces, as well as sounds at and near the Norwegian coast - create parallel spaces, each following their own rhythm. The resulting experience of time resonates with Milner’s idea of leisure: not a moment opposed to work, but a time allowing us to perceive and think freely without an immediate objective.


Title An Experiment in Leisure
Original title An Experiment in Leisure
Original language Dutch, French, English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Experimental
Genre experimental artist film
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-07-11


Cast Sara De Roo, Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Latifa Laâbissi, Michael Schmid, Christophe Wavelet
Photography Léo Lefèvre
Editing Manon de Boer
Sound Laszlo Umbreit

Technical specs

Running time film 36'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1:66
Sound format stereo & surround
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Trondheim Faculty of Fine Art, The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Vienna Secession, Herculeslab - KASK School of Arts


Musée de la danse Rennes (FR), Dec 10-11, 2016 Cinematek Brussel (BE), Dec 1, 2016 — 19:00 Gallery MeetFactory Prague (CZ), Nov 24, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017 Jan MotBrussel (BE), Nov 3 – Dec 17, 2016 Doclisboa Lissabon (PT), Oct 22-24, 2016 BFI Film Festival London (GB), Oct 15, 2016 CAST Helston (GB), Sep 30, 2016 FIDMarseille (FR), Jul 14-17, 2016 Secession Vienna (AT), Jul 1 – Aug 28, 2016 Cubitt London (GB), Jun 16 – Jul 24, 2016

BFI London takes Souvenir and Le Ciel Flamand

Peter Monsaert’s Le Ciel Flamand and Souvenir, directed by Bavo Defurne, have both been invited to the BFI London Film Festival (5-16 October). The programme also includes a documentary and several shorts from Flanders as well as various co-productions.

Le Ciel FlamandLe Ciel Flamand premiered in Toronto on 11 September, followed by a European premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival. In London, Peter Monsaert’s drama about three generations of women is set to appear in the ‘Thrill’ programme of the Festival’s official selection.

Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

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Last edited on 11 January 2017

Short info

Director Manon de Boer
Producers Marie Logie
Writers Manon de Boer

Auguste Orts
Marie Logie
Lambert Crickxstraat 30
1070 Brussels
T +32 2 881 09 59


Website www.augusteorts.be/projects/102/An-Experiment-in-Leisure
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