Fusi Time

(2015) video-performance, 5min40.

Screenshot of the performance of Clement Carat: Fusi Time. This performance shot in Budapest in the factory district of Csepel
Groupe picture of the performers and the team of the performance Fusi Time of Clement Carat
This video/performance has been produced during a residency organized by the Télétérités Gallery (Budapest,Hungary) in the factory district of Csepel (municipality of Budapest). My work was linked with the hungarian term Fusi which meant during the communist period:

«to steal time from the factory in order to produce your own goods, or as a self-expression time. »

So in order to experiment this concept, I organized a race with two forklift drivers of a factory of the Csepel district. I propose them this challenge in order to see who was the best driver between the two of them.

However behind this challenge, the important point of this performance is that the race happened during their working day, so they were actually paid by their factory during the racing time. They were really performing a Fusi moment, that I choregraphed. By making it into a game, I wanted to enhance the function of the game as a way to contest a system, an institution, or in this case a working day at the factory.

The game is here a strategy in order to redefine norms and rules.
 Clement Carat is Setting the participants of the performance Fusi Time Clement Carat riding on a bike and getting the participants of the performance Fusi Time on the strating line of the race

Fusi Time team:

Direction: Clément Carat

Performers: Bela and Henrik

Camera: Theofanis Dalezios and Clément Carat

Translators and facilitators:
Gábor Fehér, Gergely Hory and Agota Szilagyi-Kispista