with Michael Sellam
Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2005
A group of people are occupied with the activity of assembling a large quantity of cardboard boxes. From the back of a truck they begin to carry the boxes, and pile them on pallets in an open space. They are dressed in a sort of uniform of functional working attire, which resembles that of a store assistant or staff in a warehouse depot. The most senior and superior of the group wear more casual attire.
When they have completed threee large separate formations, they cover the piles of boxes with plastic sheeting and tape, and retire for an hour, during which time the three bulky forms are left in the public space. When they return, the boxes are uncovered and returned to the back of the van in the same orderly manner as before. The van is driven away. The workers change into casual clothes and retire for the day.
duration: 2 hours.