Transparencies: 3 (or 6) Definitions...
Lecture Performance, Essay Draft, Transparent Backpack, Acrylic and Ink on Paper, Work Gloves, Scanning Device Holster
... FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF NETWORKED AND STANDARDISED LABOUR
From the essay:
It all began as a mistake. In the summer and fall of 2018, I
spent 6 months working as a package handler for one of the
world's largest shipping companies. What started as an act of
desperation, rents are rising and making art doesn't always
pay off, soon became a sort of undercover mission. As I was
loading, moving and sorting packages, I became fascinated
with the complex interplay of the workers, their powered
equipment and an ever-present corporate technobureaucracy.
The shipping warehouse is a stage on which a
common state of our technologised society becomes visible
in its showings of raw consumption and digitally enhanced,
The scenes of interpersonal, post digital, micro and macroeconomical
tragedy and comedy I have witnessed will
continue to take shape within my work for the coming year or
more, but for today I will highlight 3 of them in search for
definitions of the term Transparency.
A small collection of objects illustrates the key points of the essay
in a tangible and immediate way.