Μarta Dauliūtė & Viktorija Šiaulytė
Location: Het Huis Main Stage
Sweden/Lithuania/Finland 2022, 72 minutes
Good Life follows a group of young people at Tech Farm, a co-living start-up in central Stockholm. They rent “sleeping pods” of only a few square metres and get inspired to run their entire life as a business operation. In a time of constant self-management, Good Life offers a deep look at how entrepreneurial ideology is affecting us. What happens when a corporate narrative becomes part of your innermost self and community becomes a commodity?
Marta Dauliūtė and Viktorija Šiaulytė gained unique access to a start-up environment whose culture has such a powerful influence on contemporary society, but which seldom opens its doors to scrutiny of what lies below the slick surface of social media posts and marketing slogans. By equipping the Tech Farm residents with action cameras, the filmmakers created rare and intimate material that they contrast with 3D animations, everyday scenes in the co-living house, and interviews with financiers and residents. With wit and candour, Good Life presents the points of friction in the entrepreneurial dream.
Followed by a conversation with Marta Dauliūtė and Viktorija Šiaulytė.
What else is on Thursday?
Check the timetable to visit more programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26.
Marta Dauliūtė― Artist
Marta Dauliūtė (Lithuania) is film director and producer based in Stockholm. She holds an MFA in film directing from Valand Academy of Art, Sweden. Along with partner Elisabeth Marjanović Cronvall, she runs the film production company MDEMC. Dauliūtė’s films have been screened at Hot Docs, DOK Leipzig, Kasseler Dokfest, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Ji.hlava IDFF among others. In addition to directing and producing short and feature documentaries, she is a co-organiser of Noncitizen, a nomadic film project. She chaired the Swedish Independent Filmmakers Association from 2012 to 2014. Dauliūtė also works with casting, as a film dramaturge and intimacy coordinator, and teaches film directing.
Viktorija Šiaulytė― Artist
Viktorija Šiaulytė (Lithuania) is a curator and filmmaker based in Berlin. She holds an MFA in Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice from Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. Šiaulytė is an independent curator and producer in the fields of contemporary art, architecture and film. Working with artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas and writer Tracey Warr, Šiaulytė co-curated Zooetics (2013-2018), a transdisciplinary art research project on interspecies technologies in art, science and technology. She is the founder and co-curator of Videograms, a recurring festival and platform for artists’ films and video art in Vilnius, Lithuania. While working on the Good Life film project together with Marta Dauliūtė, she was awarded a research residency at Vilém Flusser Archive. She has also presented events at the transmediale festival of art and digital culture (Berlin, Germany) and the National Gallery of Art (Vilnius, Lithuania). Šiaulytė was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2020-21 and is currently a research affiliate at the Art, Culture and Technology Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.