by Klaus Eckel –– Concept: Niko Becker
Georg Karner is a mediocre person. He earns medium wage, he is married and he has a steady job at a pharmaceutical company. Georg is invited to the annual medical congress which takes place in a sky resort. Nothing unusual takes place until he takes the sky lift at 4:46 PM, one minute after the last official climb. Georg Karner is left stuck and alone.
How does a mediocre person react when he is abandoned by faith? Does he climb? Does he jump? Is it enough for him to become desperate? What do you do when destiny suddenly offers you a great deal of time? This respite, which interrupts Georg`s daily rhythm, gives him enough time for contemplation. He stars to remember his true dreams and desires, and realizes his life trickles away in boring mediocrity.
We all resemble Georg Karner. Slaves to modern civilization, a reflection of it. But what are our real desires? And how far are we from accomplishing them? Are we really living our lives, or does the way we live make us mediocre, unhappy, and in love with our possessions? One lonely night on a sky lift can really open your eyes to the truth.