The Netherlands, 2018

Two Channel 4K Video Installation - 1.33:1 - Color - Silent - 19’35”

Co-directed with Paolo Patelli, Giuditta Vendrame.

Produce by: Het Neuwe Instituut, Stimulering Fonds Creatieve Industrie

Part of Work, Body, Leisure - Dutch Pavilion 2018

La Biennale di Venezia. 16th International Architecture Exhibition

Delving into the invisibility of labor under automation, Shore Leaves offers an entry point to the everyday world of seafarers, when the pace of logistical handling slows down. Aboard bulk carrier and container cargo ships, seafarers wait for their shore leaves in the ports of Rotterdam and Venice. Short moments, vital for their wellbeing, when sailors connect with their families and friends. Yet the demands of industry for time-saving procedures, advanced through port automation, and the displacement of security measures onto shore threaten this right. The efficiency in the circulation of the goods on which our economies are highly dependent has equal influence on social capital. While human labor is still indispensable, human bodies strive to adapt to remodelled times and spaces and descend further beneath the threshold of visibility.