Politicians' public appearances are often reminiscent of static staging in an opera house. They act like puppets with rehearsed movements and phrases. Most of those appearances pass without incidents. However, sometimes politicians are caught off guard by environmental impacts or minor carelessness. When LEADERS FAIL, humanity emerges. The research of failed public appearances by leaders in the archives of the "Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid" proved to be difficult as such material is not registered. With the help of video sharing platforms, I was able to create my own archive. LEADERS FAIL shows an extract of it.

ClientOpen Set Lab


The first screening took place in the “Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid” in Hilversum at the “Open Set Lab Closing Conference Fluid Memory” in January 2018.


Special thanks to Peter Bieringer and the “Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid”.