The action in this video centers on events involving the workers of a closed institution, housed in the building of a former museum. We find the staff performing their primary duties, which require strict adherence to the rules. Their labor remains off camera, giving the impression that perhaps they aren’t actually doing anything at all, rather just stabilizing the system through their mere presence alone. Everything runs smoothly, up until the point where the operation of this well-oiled machine is interrupted by the actions of one of the heroes, who, instead of fulfilling his responsibilities, follows his desires.

PROGR, showroom from
Waisenhausplatz 30, 3011 Bern

22 September – 12 October 2016

Stills from: « The Shift », 2016, Video, HD, 27´55´´, loop (orig: CMEHA)


Opening: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8-8 

PROGR exhibition area, Waisenhausplatz 30, 3011 Berne
Opening hours: wed.-fri.: 2-6 p.m., sat.: 12-4 p.m.
Exhibition until October 12, 2016


« The Shift» runs from September 22, 2016

The video runs from September 22, 2016
Library Bumpliz, Bernstrasse 77, 3018 Berne
in cooperation with
Play time: daily 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Exhibition until October 12, 2016