radio play

Do not disturb

The chambermaid moves silently and almost invisibly across hotel corridors and disappears into the rooms. There she sees what the hotel guest has left behind, makes fresh beds and collects hair from the bathroom floor. Here, boundaries of intimacy overlap and an illusion is created: for each new guest, the room should appear as if he or she were the first guest. Who are the people who clean the rooms and mostly remain speechless? Who are the people who clean the rooms and mostly remain unknown? The radio play is based on interviews with cleaning staff in German hotels. They describe their work, which is done under high time pressure, with personal responsibility, with great physical effort and with full discretion. What is the difference between cleaning a hotel room and cleaning your own apartment? Intimacy boundaries overlap and shift. produced by Deutschlandfunk Kultur
spoken by: Vernesa Berbo composition and sound:  Insa Rudolph ton and technic: Jan Fraune, Eugenie Kleesattel dramaturgy: Barbara Gerland Directors: Silke Merzhäuser, Insa Rudolph
Hier ONLINE in der DLF-Audiothek! Ursendung: 29.03.2023 Produktion: Deutschlandfunk Kultur 2022 Länge: 53’35