He is just one of six office workers and managers Delier interviewed about their careers, workplace challenges, and lives outside the office. Each speaker is dressed for work but holds contorted postures derived from yoga, a scenario that often yields subtle physical humor. In one scene, the camera lingers on the straining grip of an inverted woman as she recounts that matters at work have gotten completely out of hand. Delier is fascinated by the way individuals convince themselves to maintain the status quo despite overwhelming demands placed on them by workplace rules and hierarchy.
Today, when norms of corporate culture are often proposed as models for our governments and communities, it seems pressing to consider—as Crisis & Control does—the gaps that can develop between being an optimized worker and a flourishing human being.
This exhibition is organized by Assistant Editor Emily E. Mangione.
Admission to this exhibition is free during M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.