Single-channel sound-video installation │01’15″│video│color│stereo│ loop │ 2016
The project is part of a larger body of work in which Doplgenger explore the complex and intricate relations of labor, war, and economy. They focus on, and question, the media representation of labor—from the phenomenon of the temporary economic migration of gastarbeiter in postwar 1960s Europe to the labor market debate around the polarization between economic and war refugees in the course of today’s massive migration into Europe. Historic literary texts that deal with different labor contexts provide the inspiration and the titles for the works created so far.
Single-channel sound-video installation “Bread riots 1977” is thematically connected to the the work “and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed sombre under an overcast sky” and represents Doplgenger intervention into the TV documentary footage of the uprising by hundreds of thousands of lower-class Egyptian people protesting World Bank and International Monetary Fund-mandated termination of state subsidies on basic foodstuffs.
Image editing: Doplgenger
Sound editing: Doplgenger