Opening: October 12, 4 to 8 pm

Oct 13 to 26
Michaela Schweiger

A Visit to Themroc


2004 | video | 10 min | loop

Screenwriter, director and editor: Michaela Schweiger (D)
DOP: Steph Ketelhut
Sound: Sebastian Hübler
Location: 2003 Hoyerswerda

October 13 to October 26

A Visit to Themroc draws parallels between the living situations of two “workers” by means of a kind of confrontation between the two men. One sequence is cut from the abstracted scenes of the film Themroc by Claude Faraldo (F, 1973), in which a house painter (Michel Piccoli) leaves the working world behind him in an anarchic luddite mood and walls himself into his depressing concrete flat. The other sequence consists of new footage. These staged scenes constitute a description of the state of working society in the 21st century. Shot in a planned city—built expressly for a population of workers—the video footage shows a society which has lost the working structure it has always known. The video “stories” relate to the film scenes or comment on them. Then the protagonists’ paths cross for a brief moment. … >>