Adverts for the workplace = 48p — , 2010
4.08mins at £7 p/hr = 48p The value of this video has been calculated by the amount of art time extracted from waged time.
This video was made in 2010 and has since been exhibited several times including most recently for Never (Off) Work! by Parse Journal, Art and Work edition at Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden and Edinburgh College of Art, Artists and the gig economy conference, Edinburgh (2018)
During the course of employment as a cleaner for a holiday apartment company, I filmed myself while I was working, without permission. At any time there was the risk that my supervisor could have walked in. For each apartment I cleaned I recited the advertising copy from the company’s website which described the apartment I was in. The resulting video documents what and how I was able to film under these conditions.