The Unstable Object

Daniel Eisenberg

The Unstable Object is a film that investigates the relationships—both sensual and political—between factory workers and the objects they produce. Shot on several continents, the film reveals the conditions of labor in a world of extreme change. The factories include a luxury automobile factory in Dresden, a factory in Chicago where blind workers produce wall clocks for federal office buildings and a cymbal factory in Istanbul utilizing 500-year-old technology, among other locations. The sequences reveal the connections these workers have to the workplace, their fellow workers and the objects that they produce. It is a portrait of both healthy and alienated labor. 

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  • 2012: Eisenberg screens work-in-progress version of The Unstable Object at Kino Arsenal in Berlin

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    Daniel Eisenberg

    Daniel Eisenberg is a documentary and experimental filmmaker with 30 years experience in the field. His work has been written about extensively and s…


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