Can You See Work?
2018 | video | single channel
How does one gauge productivity? What are the parameters to measure and quantify labour? What is the unit for invisible labour? Looking into the fragile relationship between art and labour through the act of loitering, through non-work and doing nothing. Can you see work? is a inquiry into the profoundly unsettling rhetoric of loitering– public and personal.
Set against the backdrop of a discussion, primarily, amongst three artists/colleagues/ friends over a span of a few weeks, the piece looks into the politics of labour versus productivity through the practices of refusal of work as a form of dissent and passivity as an active form of resistance.