"The economization of our entire lifespan and the apparent compulsion to constant self-optimization are dead ends into which the dynamics of the market economy have led us. Julian Poerksen asks how we might re-emerge from this state and, drawing on the speculative approaches of Georges Bataille, Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, and Friedrich Schiller, recommends an investment in its antithesis: the waste of time and talent without guilt feelings and bad conscience. This is fun to read and leaves you with the exhilarating feeling that you are witnessing a long overdue liberation process." Carl Hegemann
Julian Poerksen, born in 1985, studied history and philosophy in Berlin and then dramaturgy in Leipzig. He worked as an assistant to Christoph Schlingensief. His film debut SOMETIMES WE SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES WE JUST SIT was shown at the Berlinale (2012). In 2018, Pörksen realized his first feature film. Whatever happens next was premiered at the Berlinale. He works as an author, director, film producer and dramaturg.