Beats Working

For designers Noam Toran and Marloes ten Bhömer, a craft is not limited to a set of technical skills – there are also social, political and personal aspects, and these feature in pre-industrial work songs. Work songs brings rhythm to monotonous tasks and make hard work easier. By singing about their shared hardships and joys, workers strengthened their feeling of solidarity. This film was made within the context of the exhibition Studio ZZM from 1 April 2017 to 6 May 2018 in Zuiderzee Museum.

  • Year


  • Type

    Short film

  • Role

    • Scriptwriter
    • Director
  • In collaboration with

    • Noam Toran
    • Marloes ten Bhömer
  • Production

    Zuiderzee Museum

  • Language


  • Duration


  • With

    • Jaap Boers
    • Sam Conran
    • Lawrence Allen
    • Nestor Pestana
    • Ineke van der Sommen
    • Ron Annes
    • Johan Peerdeman
  • Original Music Composition

    Arnaud Pujol

  • Curators

    • Jan Boelen
    • Evelien Bracke