Projects

2019

IN DEVELOPMENT

EASY RIDERS

Workers of the gig economy, unite! Combining dance, synchronised bike-riding and performance, EASY RIDERS is a collaborative choreography that explores the nature of work and human connection in the digital age. Co-created with workers of the gig economy, EASY RIDERS asks: how much of our daily lives should be lived by others? What are the moral and social implications of outsourcing? And who do we become once we’re fully outsourced and at our most ‘efficient’ – Übermenschen or über-assholes? EASY RIDERS is inspired by the pioneering work of artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles and her ‘work ballets’. But, unlike Ukeles’ unionised workers, EASY RIDERS seeks to understand what dignity and collective action looks like for individuals without a social safety net, within our present (and future) tense of atomised existence.

Image Bryony Jackson

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.