Pa-Pa-Pa. We say it's unwaged work,
short film by ff. Feministisches Fundbüro
20 min, colour, stereo, de/en
ff. Feministisches Fundbüro is a collective whose artistic research focuses on queer-feminist archival politics, history, work, and emotions. It takes care of things lost by their authors, owners, and minders and gives them a place in feminist historiography. Its current members are Malu Blume, Andrea Haas, Ipek Hamzaoglu, Franzis Kabisch and Juliane Saupe.
When invited to participate in the exhibition ‘Dark Energy. Feminist organizing, working collectively‘ we, a group of artists who had worked on archive politics before, decided to investigate the site of the exhibition, the Palais Eschenbach. Then still a construction site, it was meant to turn into a new prestigious art space from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Our film PA-PA-PA. WE SAY IT‘S UNWAGED WORK shows our journey through the building, but also through the history of female* work, in the art context and others spheres. In combination to our dealing with the construction site, we researched the forgotten (or neglected) pavillon of women‘s work in the World Fair in Vienna 1873 of which exists little to almost no documentation. Through images, sounds and our own voices, we ask ourselves about the connection between the value of female* labour then and unpaid work in the art context today.
The Film was shown in the exhibition Dark Energy. Feminist Organizing, Working Collectively and in the exhibition Wie wir arbeiten wollen – kollektives Handeln und künstlerische Komplizinnenschaft in das weisse haus vienna.