Group Exhibition-48h Neukölln 19.06.2020
  • Poster
    Designed by Lisa Klabunde
  • 8 hours work (2008) Shot with DVCAM and transferred to 16mm film. Time: 13min. 45 sec.

    Many ordinary jobs that are now classified “system-relevant” did not
    have much publicity or positive recognition in society before. For me,
    they were classified almost as the opposite of BOOM – neither loud,
    explosive nor aiming for publicity.
    But since the outbreak of the coronavirus, those ordinary jobs are
    producing a huge impact on society. The former hidden regularities
    become a BOOM: the regular jobs are now considered honorable, the
    workers heroes and “system relevance” goes from ordinary to

    During a month's residency period in an abandoned apartment block
    (Plattenbau) in Hoyerswerda (East Germany) I made a performance called
    "8 Hours work". As a manifestation of solidarity, I perform as a
    coal-mining worker holding a carnation flower (Rote Nelke) for a
    period of eight hours.