Overtime

4 min, silent, video, color, 2004

While the notion of overtime in the work context is generally conceived as additional workload, excess-of-work in this piece is represented as the lethargy the body manifests when overworked. Rather than working and behaving properly, slacking and sleeping are the championed activities of this project. They represent unproductive instances of the working body. These gestures are conflated to ambiguous spatial situations in the physical configuration of the office space; for example, the space underneath the desk or the space in between meeting tables. As a group, these actions propose a flexibilization of an otherwise rigid code of control.

Installation at Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway, 2008

Overtime, 4 min, silent, video, 2004

Overtime (file cabinet), c-print, variable dimensions, 2004
Overtime (under desk), c-print, variable dimensions, 2004
Overtime (over cabinets), c-print, variable dimensions, 2004
Overtime (behind doors), c-print, variable dimensions, 2004
Overtime (inside conference table), c-print, variable dimensions, 2004

Overtime, installation drawing plans, 260 x 480 x 190 cm, 2008
Overtime, installation (inside view) at Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway, 2008
Overtime, installation (outside view) at Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway, 2008

Overtime, video documentation of installation at Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway, 2008

Overtime, installation in progress at Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway, 2008



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