nGbK Lecture: Good Life (X Properties: Die Filmreihe)
Μarta Dauliūtė, Viktorija Šiaulytė
SE/LT/FI 2022, 72 Min.
Followed by a conversation with Μarta Dauliūtė and Viktorija Šiaulytė, chaired by Janine Sack and Florian Wüst
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.