Video documentation of the performance at a condo gym, high-definition digital video on 1 flat screen 16:9 ratio, colour, no sound, 4 minutes 54 seconds of duration


Delving on the image of a treadmill and its mechanism – a universal symbol of the modern lifestyle, this work is a commentary on inequality and privilege. In order to achieve the desirable life with modern comfort and stability one must follow a set of routine activities very day. The sight of a performer slowly increasing the speed of the treadmill, running, keeping up with it to stay balanced, otherwise they would trip and fall. Despite their patience and effort, they would not move anywhere at all. Through this, the work also hints at how an individual’s background and/or social status could impact on their life and their upward mobility.

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