Film screening

June 25, 6.30 pm
Robert Schabus


2008, 29 Min., XDCamHD auf DVD pal, 16/9
Camera, editing, interviews: Robert Schabus
Music: Herwig Zamernik
with: Markus Käfer und Eduard Langusch, Alexander Kuttnig, Heinz Buchacher, Mariza Dominkovic, Thomas Kornmüller und Karl Gugerel, Erich Mietler.
Commisioned by: Lakeside Science & Technology Park GmbH

in cooperation with Schlagabtausch | scambio di colpi | hip za hipom, UNIKUM, Klagenfurt

In «Betrieb» (Operations) Robert Schabus takes a closer look at an area of the working world that is usually hidden beneath the slick surfaces of corporate identity with all its linguistic, pictorial and graphical rhetoric. He portrays the protagonists who provide the material support for a new world of immaterial labor, without which the latter would not be able to function—or at least not in the inviting, clean and safe environment is advertised as the essential criterion of a business location. Gardeners, postal workers and garbage collectors, rooftop-garden cultivators, cleaning women and guards talk in «Betrieb» about the details of their duties, their careers, the pros and cons of their working conditions and their personal satisfaction with their job. … >>