There is a room with a table and a small plant on it and a chair and outside of the room another table. Two monitors are playing video loops, one is showing woman´s face. She is mumbling, smiling, just staring and laughing. Other one is showing a woman writing on a notebook ’till a hand comes and rips the book and a pen from her and then quite soon gives them back so that she can continue writing.
Under the table is a character called Turo. Turo got his name from a Finnish company Turo Tailor that manufactures men´s wear. I heard they moved their factories to China. Turo has also a brother, Turo, who is trying to hide under the chair.
The walls are covered with two types of papers. Yellow one is a work contract. I have 25 originals, all made between years 2005 and 2007 for the same company, different task and different reasons. Most of the contracts are signed for only one or two days, one is for 3 months. The other paper is the one you get when Finnish National Pension Institute decides to give you money or rejects your application (to get study or child support or for your rent or when your unemployed or anything) or when they want you to give back the money they paid for you (two years ago). Paper is called something like “appeal assignment”. It says that you have a right to appeal. Though it doesn’t usually help..
Sounds like a deal for me. You call when ever there is work to be done. I come, I do my job and you pay me so that I can survive until you call me again. But what if something goes wrong? Suddenly I don’t hear from you, or you ask for a one day but insist to stay for three or you demand me to quit when I haven’t finished yet. And what if I get ill? Again I’m forced to eat paper and run through the endless corridors of an office building trying to reach an official who is willing to negotiate with me only in telephone. Who claimed that Kafka is dead?