Labour in a Single Shot: Marseille. Portrait of a city composed by Labour-in-a-Single-Shot films


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2018, 00:36:13, HD, color, sound


Stotz and Ehmann have continued Labour in a Single Shot since 2017. They conduct workshops around the world in which they produce videos of one to two minutes’ length, recorded in a single shot. The camera can be static, panning, or moving—the only prerequisite is that there are no cuts. Their object of investigation is work in its many and varied forms: paid or unpaid, material or immaterial, traditional or new forms of labor in the digital sector. The topic of cinematic work itself, various methods of image production, and collective work are further themes that are addressed in Labour in a Single Shot.

Marseille. Portrait of a city composed by Labour-in-a-Single-Shot films was created in 2018 during a workshop in Marseille and consists of 20 individual portraits of the following occupations: film projectionist, knife sharpener, orange vendor, bodybuilder, fish pedicurist, technician, fishmonger, hairdresser, helper for illiterate people, animal vendor, video editor, firefighter, writer, construction machine operator, butcher, tailor, clothes sorter, construction worker, musician, street sweeper.