Hardly Working

Just imagine that our own lives would be faithfully mirrored in this second life video game: the film essay would become an ethical focus, and a profound reflection, on the background figures that are part of our own daily landscape as a commodified labour force. Beside this brilliant anti-capitalistic thread we also discover an existentialist line that emerges from these non-playable characters (NPCs to gamers), for programmed slavery implies moments of indefinite suspension. Do we dare to see ourselves in them?

Total Refusal | AT 2022 | 20’ | Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2022, Festival Fantoche Baden 2023
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