18/4 2007 — 17/10 2007
Museumsquartier / VideoWall
?This building is the center to Egypt”
courtesy the Artist
Tiring department store on Attaba square was built in 1910 for the Austrian department store mogul Victor Tiring. During World War One it was expropriated and since then it has changed hands many times.Today the building seems intact from outside, inside it has been totally remodeled and converted into a home for sweatshops,squatters, workshops and a warehouse for street vendors.The video is focussing in long takes what takes place during a normal workday as well as the remains of the original architecture.
Curator: Angela Stief