Worlds of Work

White Wall Travelling 1997

"White Wall Travelling 1997" was the sixth billboard exhibition in the exhibition series "Worlds of Work" by museum in progress in cooperation with the Vienna Chamber of Labour. The exhibition could be seen from February – May 2003 in front of the buildings of the Vienna Chamber of Labour (1040 Wien, Prinz Eugenstraße 20–22 and Plößlgasse 13). The work was also presented in the daily newspaper DER STANDARD and on INFOSCREENs in the Vienna subway-system.

In its original form "White Wall Travelling" is a film which consists of three individual sequences. It takes us to the docks of Liverpool where in 1995 a strike took place which pointed the way for the workers' movement in Europe. 500 dockers and their wives, the "Women of the Waterfront", protested for more than two years against their enforced redundancy and so-called "flexible work". (.) For the billboard project for the Vienna Chamber of Labour Melik Ohanian brought a significant cadre into poster format. The docks lie there desolate and abandoned. Like a film set. (Brigitte Huck)

Thanks to:
Billy Jenkins, Marty Size, Jimmy Campbell, Tony Delahunty and all the others 500 sacked dockers, Liverpool 1997.