single channel video of photos, voice over, 7′
The movie combines archive photos of Krenholm textile factory (Narva, Estonia) and an excerpt from the play „What happened after Nora left her husband or pilars of society“ by Elfriede Jelinek. In this particular scene, Nora comes to the factory to warn female workers for the closing of the factory. Women don’t take her seriously because of their unshaken belief in the protection of social democracy. Their speech is a speech of slogans which corresponds to the pictorial language of the archive photos taken in the Krenholm Textile Factory in the 50ies and 60ies during the Sovjet regime.
Krenholm with it’s 12000 employees was one of the biggest manufactures in Sovjet Union. In 2009 there are 400 workers left in this company and a large complex of factories is staying empty embodying the fall of the industrial age.