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8 Hours work.
In 2008 I made the video-performance called "8 Hours work" during a one-month residency in an abandoned apartment block (Plattenbau) in Hoyerswerda (East Germany), a former stronghold of the coal mining industry. As a manifestation of solidarity and remembrance, I performa labors day by holding a carnation flower (Rote Nelke) for a period of eight hours. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, those ordinary jobs are more recognized fortheir huge impact on society. Former regular jobs are considered honorable, the workers heroes and “system relevance” goes fromordinary to extraordinary.