i experienced this movement of clouds as operatic sublime and unpredictable with everyday new variations
what does it mean to disappear in the middle of things
how to give those shut in an experience of this place

In the spring of 2020, Meg Stuart was invited by Haus der Kulturen der Welt to participate in the CC: World project. Various artists and researchers contributed personal letters, in the form of videos or essays, responding to the current state of the world. Stuart created four videos - The Lobby, Intermission, Overtime and The Clock - exploring our changing relationship to time, in dialogue with the retro-futurist architecture of the iconic HKW building in Berlin.

Set to the tune of David Lynch’s electro-pop fantasy Good Day Today, Overtime playfully skirts the territories of music video and travelogue. We see a gang of people hanging out and messing around on a white expanse, part celestial playground and part wasteland. Shot during golden hour, the video draws us in through the warmth of their camaraderie and its humorous edge, but leaves a wry aftertaste. Are these people free, or are they somehow displaced in time? Are they playing games, or looking for shelter?

You can watch the videos on the HKW-website.


Directed by Meg Stuart
With Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Roger Sala Reyner, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Tiran Willemse and Sigal Zouk
Costumes Aino Laberenz
Music GOOD DAY TODAY (David Lynch)