Nine artists, four musicians, two journalists, one photographer, one actress and one designer discuss the difference between art and work.
Director Susanne Ullerich had often asked herself, “How will I earn money [as an artist]?” Because she couldn’t easily answer this and many other questions, she decided to interview other like-minded people. The interviews all take place in a studio, where the goal was to place the interviewees in a sort of job interview situation. The interviewees have many different nationalities and backgrounds and were subjected to a litany of questions covering the themes of work, art, satisfaction, wishes, creativity, study and their personal life situations. The goal was not to build a personal profile of each individual, but rather to present a forum to discuss each of the questions. The filmmaker is presented in voice-over commentary as well as fictional, experimental scenes in which she is presented as a split personality in different situations depicting the process of a job search. What is work? Am I satisfied? What is art?