• Monodramas

  • Artist: Byron Peters
  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 13:22
  • Country: Canada
  • Monodramas is a participatory video digitally produced by thirty-seven people who
    refuse conditions and economics of low-paid, technologically networked-work.
    Comprised of fifteen short vignettes, the video appears as both documentary and
    science fiction, anchored in current conditions of precarious labour.

    The project began as a group discussion around the possibilities of a general strike
    against globally fragmented crowdwork. The videos are the result of an intensive
    collaboration between workers who normally earn their livelihood via various digital
    labour platforms, and the scripts were conceived, edited, written and interpreted
    primarily through email dialogue and instant messaging. The 'characters,' who
    alternate between playing both each other and themselves, are labour organizers,
    children, marketers, voiceover actors, and striking post-production workers.

  • Accession #: 6017
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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