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Stuckness: The Film

Exploring creative block through film and performance


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5 October 2018

Author: The Future Laboratory


Creativity plays a crucial role in exploring, defining and mapping our understanding of the future. So what happens when we can’t create? And how can we free ourselves from this anxiety-inducing state of being stuck

As part of our Futurists-in-Residence collaboration with Corinthia Hotel London, we recently hosted an evening event with Stuckness. The work, directed by artist and film-maker David McGovern, aims to reframe how we see creative block and feelings of uncertainty. In its current iteration, the platform uses dance, performance and moving images. 

The collective wants us to see the potential beauty and usefulness in such moments of being stuck, and how in this emerging state we can embrace ambiguity and be experimental. As David says: ‘Getting stuck is a trigger from deep inside the psyche that forces us to stop, re-examine and draw on very deep creativity to move forward.’ Watch the full film below.

Over the next year, The Future Laboratory will be the Futurists-in-Residence at London’s epicentre of luxury, the Corinthia Hotel London. Discover what we’ve got lined up and how you can get involved here.


Stuckness, David McGovern

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