Biancoshock is back with a new collection of artwork in Milan. The artist’s installations “Heavy Meal” are painted concrete backpacks that criticize the do the job of food items shipping and delivery riders and their daily effort.
“In a democratic culture, position is a standard resource for civil and financial progress. What progress can there be if job’s earth does not create emancipation, expansion and gratification? In example, the operate of meals-supply riders is dictated by algorithms that prolong the functions of control and distribution of quantities to turn out to be inaccessible, authoritarian and categorical.”
“The algorithm imposes a path, rhythms, distances to be bridged (individuals between the rider and the consumer) and other unbridgeable types (all those among the rider and the management of the company that generates the algorithm and the merchandise to be delivered). The have to have to endure in this system transforms young folks, pupils and the unemployed into ‘new generation slaves’.”
“Every working day they are forced to bear a consistent load prompted by the absence of rights, by underpaid and irregular contracts, by the deficiency of comparison and partnership as properly as the complete absence of insurance assistance. And every single working day that backpack will weigh additional and much more, as if it were being crammed with concrete.”