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Ursula Palla | Talking to the moon

The video work porcelain further elaborates upon the main thread of Christian Schocher’s documentary film fremdes Brot hat sieben Krusten (foreign bread has seven crusts). The documentary film portrays workers who often have to work under harsh conditions in foreign countries. The video sequences show the hands of female workers, who carry out their Sisyphean task behind the scenes in order to keep tourist-town businesses running. Dishes are unceasingly stacked and piled up into a giant tower of porcelain until it becomes unbalanced and the plates and cups shatter.