'Rhythming' updates Harun Farocki's 'The Interview' (1996), re-staging a Storytelling class for entrepreneurs on a specifically built stage in an old East German cotton-mill warehouse. It highlights how practices of storytelling, commonly adopted by large scale advertising projects, have now become frequent practices by which the contemporary individual worker can sell and understand themselves. A drum track accompanies the moment the workers and teacher move behind the scenes, denaturalising the educational situation taking place; they now occupy the infrastructure of the film logisitics, such as changing clothes for new scenes or being paid for their labor.
Hellen Müller (Mirijam Verena Jeremic)
HALLE14, Centre for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany.