Hardly Working

Ein plastisches Bild der Arbeit in Zeiten des Kapitalismus, gezeichnet anhand der Arbeits- und Lebensrealitäten von NPCs, der digitalen Statist*innen in Games.

An ethnographic exploration of the realities of non-player characters in video games. Their loops, patterns and bugs paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.

Director's Biography
The pseudo-marxist media guerilla Total Refusal explores and practices strategies for artistic intervention in contemporary computer games. They work with tools of appropriation and rededication of game resources. Their films and performances were presented at various festivals. Accolades include the award for Best Austrian Short Documentary at the Diagonale 2020.
Filmographie Regie (Auswahl)
Hardly Working (2022) - Deconstructing the Bridge (2022) - Superwonder (2021) - How to Disappear (2020; CE'20) - Operation Jane Walk (2018)
Local Artists 2023
Total Refusal
Österreich 2022
21 Minuten
Drehbuch Total Refusal
Kamera Total Refusal
Schnitt Total Refusal
Ton/Sounddesign Bernhard Zorzi
Musik Adrian Haim
Produzent*innen Total Refusal
Lemonade Films
Locarno Film Festival 2022