Copyright 2023 Ahram Jeong
Attention Exercise: Portrait I, FHD, color, 5m 9s, loop, 2006/2022
Attention Exercise: Portrait II, FHD, color, 2m 58s, loop, 2022
‘Attention Exercise: Portrait I’ consists of photographs that the artist records a flower delivery man during three months of 2006; and ‘Attention Exercise: Portrait II’ consists of photographic proofs of delivery sent to the artist by varied platform delivery workers from April, 2022 to the present. While in the former sequence the documentary photographic portraits present physical labor and the body, in the latter the laboring body has disappeared as it is an outcome of controlling and monitoring their own labor. The difference between the two in the Interval of fifteen years reveals changes taken place in the condition, act, and concept of labor.