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The Fire Sermon – Corona Screening

The Fire Sermon inhabits a world where artists adopt outlandish personas against a backdrop of a society in permanent crisis. This short film series follows Solid Mercury and Dead Stirnerman, the hosts of an artistic television broadcast, who try to turn the ever-changing situation to their advantage to support their show.

Things are looking good as the studio radar protects them from outside threats and a government work programme has led to them securing a new intern to work beneath them. However, their plans are upended when their guest, the famous Doctor Design, reveals a new discovery outside the crisis zone.

In this first episode, Sophia Simensky and Leslie Lawrence address the idea of employment as a moral value and question whether there is an opportunity in crisis to prioritise social relationships instead of work as an end in itself. Artist Janina Fritz features as ‘Doctor Design’ with her ceramic sculpture ‘The Dude’ and Constantin Dichtl appears as ‘The Intern’.

Screenings will take place inside the film set of The Fire Sermon alongside a presentation of works by Janina Fritz.

The screening is free and in English with English subtitles.

This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

Produced by Lost Dad Publishing

Location: Heesterveld 57, 1102 SB, Amsterdam NL
Dates: October 7th – 11th
Times: 13h -19h
Reservation only:

by Sophia Simensky and Leslie Lawrence


Soundtrackcity Het huis van Amsterdam met dank aan: Gemeente Amsterdam West