Exhibition display for photographic project by Danilo Correale, part of the exhibition "Broken Nature"
The Unsleep is a photographic tale at the edge of sci-fi and reality, partially adapted from the eponymous 1962 novel by Meir and Diane Gillion. From a portrayal of the telecommunications workers employed in the outsourced service industries, the project articulates the invisible domain of time-zones over geographical territories. The employees in this spaceless time often become characters in contemporary Indian and Filipino fictional literature, their lives dominated by artificial light and darkness, with long shifts in front of screens, performing tedious tasks and phone calls where regional accents are normalized to better suit customers located at the opposite end of the globe.
The exhibition design wants to emphasize this working condition and represent the photographic documentation through a device composed by materials from industry; such as polyethylene and aluminum. The device is an archive/machine, a mechanical storage and photo display system operated by the exhibition visitors.
Martina Otero Verzier