Why I don't own a sofa
HD Video
6:53
2016
Realised with the support of Villa Zebra, Rotterdam and the Mondriaan Foundation
   

The video Why I don't own a sofa consists of three segments in which Beckers explains his dislike for sofa's. He argues for example that sofa's are confusing pieces of furniture, while he likes furniture whose purpose is direct and clear. And in another segment he explains that he thinks sofa's are just too comfortable.
After each segment Beckers therefor instead sits down on a chair. Unfortunately for him the chairs are rather uncomfortable and he visibly struggles to sit down on them.
The three chairs, that Beckers created especially for this video, were exhibited next to the video as part of the exhibition.

 
Camera and light: Marcel IJzerman
Sound and music: Steven Jouwersma
 
(photo's: Hester Blankestijn)