Woman Video Works: The Videos

Women Video Work(s)

This online exhibition provides a unique opportunity to experience time-based media art online.
Until Sunday, April 26, 2015 you can access all video works of the exhibition »Women Video Work(s)« here.

Please note: Since the exhibition is finished, the videos are not longer on display!

Antje Ehmann & Harun Farocki
Eine Einstellung zur Arbeit [Labour in a Single Shot] (2011–2014)

  • Labour in a Single Shot (2011-2014)

    In 2011, the artist couple Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki began organizing workshops in numerous cities throughout the world on the subject of work in its most diverse forms. The participants, whether amateurs, artist, or film students were required to produce uncut videos lasting no more than two minutes. This limit to filmic material facilitated a precise examination of the working process, its choreography and the uniqueness of this activity. Produced in this way, the globally oriented archive, which consists of over 400 videos, assumes an almost encyclopedic character by documenting the realities of work under global capitalism. Fifteen works were selected for »Frauen Video Arbeiten« [Women Video Work(s)], in which women take key roles. One of the project’s central features comprises contemporary remakes of historical film footage by the Lumière brothers who, towards the end of the nineteenth century, filmed the workers as they left their own Lumière factories.