In Memory of All Those Who Work Without Ever Getting a Reward (2007) is a Video Monument showing a dog struggling with sausages in three different videos. In the first video the dog sits with a slice of salami on his nose, in the second video he sits in front of a mountain of sausages, and in the third video, the dog is lying down, cruzified with slices of salami on all four paws. He is a good dog, waiting for the sign that allows him to eat the treats. But the sign never come and the waiting seems like an eternity. This is a monument over the hierarchies and powerstructures in our society and mirrors, not only the relation between human and animal, but also basic human relations in a global capitalistic system.
In Memory of All Those Who Work Without Ever Getting a Reward 2007/2008
The leading character in this 3 –channel videoinstallation, is a small dog, who is forced to endure the hardest trials.
In the first video the dog is balancing a slice of salami on his nose. In the second, he sits in front of a huge plate of sausages that he’s not allowed to eat. In video number three, he is lying down, cruzified by salami-slices on all his four paws. He is looking down at the salami, then up towards his owner behind the camera, then down at his salami-covered paws again. He’s waiting for a sign, a permission to eat. A sign that never come.
In Memory of All Those Who Work Without Ever Getting a Reward is a videomonument about hierarchies and powerstructures. It mirrors, not only the relation between human and animal, but also human relations in a global capitalist world.