Experimental documentary short film/video installation as loop, Germany, 9 min
Script, directing, camera, montage: Dan Dansen

»I am living in a state of permanent crisis«

The experimental film »The Crisis Keeps Me Going« traces the feeling of permanent crisis as political state. On a cramped subway an unseen narrator has difficulties breathing. On their way to work they are plunged into a crisis: they struggle with fragmentation and isolation. The feeling to be stuck in the rat race of work without being able to make a living. They depict the state of surviving in neoliberal capitalism.

Associatively the essay outlines this state by cinematic means. The documentary aims for a physical experience – the fragmentation of montage hints at the fragmentation of the subjects: overstimulation, being always available, examining each fibre of the self for usability in the system, constant overload. But still not being able to pause. We survive instead of living.

»Would it be possible that this crisis is also your crisis?«


April 2023

Berlin, Germany
Survivor Manifesto. The Art of Making Kin and "The Crisis Keeps Me Going" as video installation at the Berlin Gallery Weekend as part of the serial INTERVENTION
9:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. screening as loop
At ZF Projektraum, Harzer Str. 91, Berlin, Germany

April 2022

St. Petersburg, Russia
"The Crisis Keeps Me Going" at the 5th SmolShorts Student Film Festival
Screening via the Website.

Offenburg, Germany
"The Crisis Keeps Me Going" at the 22nd SHORTS - Trinational Filmfestival of the University Offenburg
9 p.m. screening as part of the programm Shine on you crazy diamond.
At FORUM Offenburg, Hauptstrasse 111, 77652 Offenburg, Germany.

January 2022

Dhaka, Bangladesh
World premiere: "The Crisis Keeps Me Going" at the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival
5pm Screening as part of the Short & Independent Section.
At the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Auditorium of National Music and Dance, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh