Country: Austria
Year: 2022
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Runtime: 21 mins.

Hardly Working sheds a limelight on the characters that normally remain in the background of video games: NPCs. They are non-player characters that populate the digital world as extras to create the appearance of normality. A laundress, a stable boy, a street sweeper and a carpenter are observed with ethnographic precision. They are Sisyphus machines, whose labor routines, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.

Total Refusal

Total Refusal is a media guerilla that explores and practices strategies for artistic intervention in video games. Their films and performances were presented at Berlinale 2020 and the NYC MoMa.

Director: Total Refusal
Production: Total Refusal
Screenplay: Total Refusal
Editing: Total Refusal
Music: Adrian Haim
Sound: Bernhard Zorzi
Art Direction: Total Refusal
Animation: Rockstar Games


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Auditorio Mateo Herrera

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