michelle 
ohiggins



Song of the Digital Nomad 

 
Automation, Labour, Future 
Film, duration 3:12  

In an increasingly digital and immaterial era of labour, our physical connection to our work becomes ever more abstract.

Tapping keys, the thud of a coffee cup, a clicking mouse; the digital nomadic worker tucks quitey behind their delocalised desks. This film amplifies and distorts these sounds of the cognitive labourer until they resemble something like industrial clangs and clamour of the manual workplace.

What is the sound of labour today? What does the future workplace sound like?

Completed as part of an artist residancy at Superflous Gallery with Stan Bidston-Casey.

Exhibited at Bodies of Work, June 2021.