Artistic research on working
Zobl, Beatrix / Schneider, Wolfgang
COMPANY. Fotografien und Fragmente über das Arbeiten Photographs and Fragments on Working
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- Artistic and interdisciplinary contribution on the working day in the commercial world of work
- Focuses on the individual’s roles, tensions, and opportunities
- Edition Angewandte - Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Aims and Scope
The company as the basic cell of production in capitalism: the artistic research of Beatrix Zobl and Wolfgang Schneider investigates the "secret working day" in an industrial metalworking company. Apart from figures and careers, what can be said about work, about that activity that occupies a large proportion of our lives?
In photographs, videos, and interviews with workers, the two artists look for signs and structures. As this proceeds, their own activities are also revealed as work.
"COMPANY. Photographs and Fragments on Working" refers to the original meaning of the term: to the company amongst which bread is shared (Lat. cum pane), i.e. the society the rules of which are given but nevertheless have yet to be determined.