Christoph Schwarz took the opportunity to travel on a container freighter from Europe to China. As a ship steward on the “MS Confidence” – operating on a “semi-automatic routine” – he was the only person on board for the longest parts of the voyage. To overcome isolation and boredom he began to document his trip on video.

“I take my cleaning duties very seriously, and stemming from some ironic insight, I would try to execute my duties above and beyond any expectations or professional necessity. I would imagine that my swirling wiping motions in the engine room were major contributions to the inner-workings of the global economy.”

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