Servants

2 screens DV, 5'04'' minutes, colour, 2007
Directed by: Karel Doing
Produced by: Studio één



Rotterdam is a proud of its industrial activities, with special sight-seeing trips for the tourists to marvel at the big ships and machines in the harbour area. Additionally, the dominant protestant ethics of the Netherlands celebrates hard work and a no-nonsense mentality.

This two screen installation offers a counter point. The installation was made in collaboration with a team of boatmen and a team operating the trauma helicopter at the central hospital.

Both teams take a two minutes break. The focus is on this short moment of contemplation.


Screening history:

Suburban (Rotterdam)
City Media (Rotterdam)
Souvenirs from Earth (Cable TV, Germany, France)
Extrapool (Nijmegen)
CBK Rotterdam (Rotterdam)