In working conditions, JPP uses found footage from the internet, forming a montage of spatial and temporal forces at play in a complex system of ecologies; human and non-human. In some of these moving images, we observe the Notre-Dame burning, dogs being baptized, rock lime transformed to putty, an insects’ first steps, a city engulfed in wildfire smoke, and the glimmer of a necklace in the sunlight. Situated in the immediacy of a pandemic and the epoch of the Anthropocene, working conditions amplifies scales and speeds, reminding us of the roles we play in these ecological infrastructures.

words by James Carey

Moving image,

Commissioned by Blindside
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