Sculptural installation, paraffin and foundry wax, 2016.
Back Store is a simulacrum of a catering back storage room, an area usually hidden from sight from the customer. Drawing on the experience of customer-facing workplaces as sites of performance, specifically sites where emotional labour is performed, the installation invites the viewer to take on the role of the ‘performer worker’ and imagine how they might behave in this space and interact with these objects.
Click here to read an interview with Dr. Angela McClanahan discussing this work.
Installation view at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Tank Gallery (2016).
Images Credit: Lesley Jones / Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.