Exhibition closing Friday 28 Feb at 6pm. @seventhgallery
'Delivered Orders' - a series of images started in 2018 documenting my time working as an Uber Eats delivery person during my first year as a full-time art student in Melbourne. While making deliveries, I carried a small Diana Mini film camera in my pocket that divides each 35mm frame into two half-frames. The first half-frame of each image depicts the restaurant where I pick up the order, while the second depicts the destination where I deliver it. Each photograph is accompanied by the date and time of the order, the money I earned making the delivery, and a line tracing the path I took with my bike.
I started working with Uber Eats to make money, but soon became more interested in the delivery process for the images that it produced. I took that possibility as a motivation to continue working in an unremarkable job, transforming labor into a kind of fieldwork, studying the emergent phenomenon of online third-party food delivery from the perspective of the delivery person. The resulting works virtually connect places in the city through the photography process and the lines that depict these relations.
Images: 'Delivered Orders', C-type prints, edition 1 of 6, 70cmX33cm each, cardboards, pizza boxes.
'UberEats', concrete, foam, plinth, pizza boxes.
Cast made by @lara_chamas_artist.
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