Arbeit und Freizeit (3) – Die Glückliche Hand
2011, 45:18 minutes, colour, German with English Subtitles
Available for single channel screening or 12-channel-installation.
"So schafft man Schmuck“, ("This is how jewelery is made.“) the man says, smiting the anvil. With one genius stroke, the protagonist in Arnold Schönberg’s one-act opera "Die Glückliche Hand“ transforms an unformed piece of gold into a resplendent tiara while the other smiths look on with envy.
The music-, video art- and performance-trilogy "Arbeit und Freizeit“ is suffused with the fables and fiction of Schönberg’s oeuvre. It is a story of legitimation for both artistic and non-artistic production conditions. As public practices, artistic practices are an aspect of cultural practices, and yet artistic work is janus-faced: it is at once work like any other kind of work and a completely different kind of work. "Arbeit und Freizeit“: instead of an opposition, the "und“ connotes a blurred parity.
The third and final part of the trilogy "Arbeit und Freizeit (3) – Die glückliche Hand“ provides an (artistic) stage for those responsible for questions about legitimacy in art today – producers, curators, festival directors, philosophers, art- and cultural scientists.
Rental and Sales
Single Screening Rental
Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)
5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy
Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote
Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote
Curators and programmers, please contact email@example.com to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.
Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.