Caressing Machine

A worker rehearses her daily thoughts

18 min / 2017
Serbia / France / Norway

|| Short synopsis ||

A group of employees of a company at a team-building workshop. The voice of an inner monologue migrates from one body to another. Is it the enthusiasm of an empowered self or job uncertainty, which drives one’s performance at work? The mise-en-scène of the self is shadowed by an automated work environment. The layers touch and diverge, questioning work-life rhythms in contemporary capitalism. Ultimately, the bodies clump in a caressing motion, desiring for time without purpose or interest.

|| Technical details ||

3D, 16:9, color
DCP, 18min

|| Crew ||

Director: Marta Popivoda
Script: Bojana Cvejić, Marta Popivoda
Director of photography: Maja Radošević
Editing: Jelena Maksimović
Sound: Jakov Munižaba
Collaboration on dramaturgy: Ana Vujanović

Produced by
Theory at Work, Serbia

Co-produced by
Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France;
The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme,
and NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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