Working Portraits, 1992

Working Portraits, 1992

Video Installation (occupies approximately 15 meters by 30 meters), 6-channel video, 40 minute cycle, MII videotape.re-mastered onto Digital Betacam. Three lightboxes (1.8 meters by 2.4 meters) with five 35 cm monitors suspended in front of each lightbox, six VHS players, one switcher to run the installation.

Collection: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

The installation presents twenty video portraits of night cleaners talking about their work, their hopes, dreams and disappointments. The portraits within the monitors are framed within the construction of the larger billboard-sized video text & image of the lightboxes.

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Working Portraits – Installation photo

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Working Portraits – Installation photo

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Working Portraits – Video still

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Working Portraits – Video still