Max Fleury

Lazy Sunday (2020)

5 min 41 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Set in a cafe that was once a chain CD store and starring an artist who once wanted to be a musician, Fleury sings an improvised one-take cover of Robyn’s 2018 song Honey. Meanwhile, an employee of the cafe creates a series of interventions and lo-fi crafts out of items found around the cafe.

Lazy Sunday considers the implications embodied in the gesture of a remake/cover, setting this up as an analogy for the outmoding of technology and business models. With our heart on our sleeve, what does a cover say about how we use our tastes to distinguish ourselves from others?

No, you’re not gonna get what you want."

Artist's statement

Lazy Sunday was produced as part of the installation Slow Cover, a collaboration with Sabina Rizos-Shaw, exhibited at play_station, Wellington, September 2020.

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