outsourced views, visual economies is a work from 2013-2014 by Yuri Pattison. It consists of video stills, HD, color, sound, duration variable.
Courtesy: the artist, mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin and Labor, Mexico.
In “Outsourced Views, Visual Economies”, Pattison contacted the low-paid workforce plying their services on the Amazon Mechanical Turk platform. This is a “micro-work” marketplace created by the famous American retailer aggregating listings for tasks that currently cannot be carried out by a computer. Users can browse the available tasks and choose to complete any of them for the remuneration offered by the requesters, often not exceeding the amount of one dollar.
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Yuri Pattison works with digital media, video and sculpture to explore the political implications of new technologies and the changing nature of visual culture in the Internet age.
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