Bureau, 2004, video, 3 min.
Bureau is set in a typical attorney’s office, which is somewhat old-fashioned in terms of interior design and aesthetics. Action is minimal and centers on the owner’s relationship with his private space.
The retired attorney to whom it belongs moves within this space more out of habit than out of the necessity of work.
The office is a nucleus of absolute rationality and order that exists within its own universe of time, indifferent to contemporary developments.
It could also be seen as a living, fictional space that has assumed power over its now weakened owner, holding him captive in some sort of limbo between existence and non-existence.
This period of the office’s “autonomy” and “paradoxical peak” seems to be its last flicker before the owner’s complete retirement, upon which its image will be definitively altered in time.