Die Bewerbung

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Harun Farocki

Die Bewerbung, 1997

Video, color, sound, 58 min Director: Harun Farocki Photography: Ingo Kratisch, Bernd Löhr Produced by: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion


Artwork text

School leavers, university leavers, retrained people, long-term unemployed people, former drug addicts, and middle managers—all are sup-posed to learn to put themselves on offer and sell themselves, for which purpose the term “self-management” has been invented. A job inter-view is meant to present the entire human, not just his or her measurable suitability, which has already been sent in on paper. The entire hu-man being feels accepted or rejected. It was Kafka who presented the entry into a job as the entry into the Kingdom of God and also made clear that the path to the one and the other is always uncertain. (Harun Farocki)

Lending history
2010 Graz, AT, steirischer herbst 2006 Vienna, AT, Österreichisches Filmmuseum 2004 Vienna, AT, Österreichisches Filmmuseum