Cyclegraph 07. Text sent by email ( both hands)
Cyclegraph 17.Sorting Through Healthy Living Catalogue (left to right).
Fibre based Lambda print
101.6cm x 12
The Betterment Room - Devices for Measuring Achievement is a study examining the visual identity and behaviour of the post industrial worker, taking as starting point the photographic time and motion studies of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth (1912). In this new study, the blithe, the willing and the compliant are equipped with appropriate mechanism and attachments, set against grids and clocks to help the study of their productive capacity.The images however, have a uneasy stasis, signaling that the modern activities we now call work have become more mysterious and less quantifiable. The Cyclegraph series becomes an attempt to analyse and determine the trajectories of Strands own activity throughout the making of the work, in an effort to make the intangible, tangible - an exercise in absurdism that never the less has its pre-determined function - no matter how pointless.