Last edit made seconds ago is a moving image work made in collaboration with artist Ben Callaghan.
The work interrogates the ways in which we interact with digital workspaces and content production technologies, seeking to critique the functionality and design of their user interfaces.
Drawing from a range of digital mannerisms and design strategies, the work looks at how these can act as frameworks for encoding productive or profitable behaviours in their subjects.
Referencing stock images and algorithmic search as an interface for the discovery of 'default' representations, the work investigates the artifice of neutrality in heavily constructed image fields. Who is the default prototype of the ‘worker’ as declared by the algorithm of a google image search, and who benefits from this representation?
Last edit made seconds ago, Rachel McBrinn & Ben Callaghan, 12 min video, 2017
Last edit made seconds ago was exhibited at Custom Lane, Edinburgh, 16th - 24th September 2017, and at Review Gallery, the Lighthouse, Glasgow 9 Dec 2017 - 5 Feb 2018.
Installation shots at Custom Lane, Edinburgh. Photography by Murdo McDermid
Last edit made seconds ago, Rachel McBrinn & Ben Callaghan, excerpt from 30 minute video, 2017 ( orginally shown on flatscreen TV on trestles)
Last edit made seconds ago
© Rachel McBrinn and Ben Callaghan, 2017
Director of Photography: Mario Cruzado
Supported by New Media Scotland