Linda Roze, Elza Ozola

I, Stimulant and Unfinished

“I and Stimulant”

Man plays a collective game called a “market economy”. The main tools of the game are: work, human resources and money. Work plays man, while man plays money. Money acts as a stimulant of “freedom” – allowing the exchange of things (buyers and sellers market). The stimulant makes any work attractive, even if it initially seemed unethical. German sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel has pointed out that values can be quantified in monetary terms. The image of the short film depicts the pursuit of money and the “sale” of one’s time for work, at the same time the treatment of the consequences of work (stress, anxiety, insomnia). Is it necessary to draw boundaries for stimulation?

“I and the unfinished”

Although the world seems to have stopped, there is no need to be anywhere, but the work that has to be done is still there. Being home alone makes it even harder to force yourself into a daily rhythm. Without the usual environmental pressure and any motivation to do any tasks, one can fall deep into procrastination and find other, easier and more enjoyable tasks to engage one’s mind with. “Procrastinators rarely do anything at all; they do other useful things like gardening or sharpening pencils. Why does a procrastinator do these things? Because this is a way not to do anything more important. If the procrastinator were to sharpen pencils as his job, no force on the ground would force him to do so. A procrastinator may be motivated to perform complex, timely, and important tasks, as long as those tasks are a way not to do something more important. ” – John R. Perry, Art of procrastination.