Postal Driver
08.06.22 – 25.06.22

Postal Driver is a three-channel video work exploring tenuous working conditions and the way in which their intensification through a period of global pandemic has disappointed utopian hopes of a reappraisal of labour in late capitalism.

Developed during a guerrilla artist residency undertaken in late 2021, the work reimagines a selection of driving scenes from Taxi Driver (1976) through video footage and audio recordings captured clandestinely. It portrays the repetition, impersonality and thanklessness that defines the work of lowly paid logistics and service economy drivers.

Postal Driver employs dynamics of serialisation, overlay and acousmatic sound to demonstrate the way in which time, as a commodity, is sold as a linear entity while the true cost to the worker is anything but linear or discrete.

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