“Boy in the Machine” by Chris Rayn, 2015
This "cabin boy" of the 21st century is apathetically focusing on his work in an excavator. At an age when the middle and upper class youth still enjoy a carefree life of consumption paid for by their parents, he has to work long shifts for his own survival already. Driven by the repetitive movements of the excavator and monotonic work orders, he has fully melted with the machine. A machine that seemingly gives him "super powers" on the one hand, but strips him of his human free will on the other. As his machine, he has become a mere tool of greater powers.
Project: Unknown Hero
Featuring tiny workers striving to stand out amidst and stand up against giant techno-panoramas and machine worlds, "Unknown Hero" is exploring the existential struggle of the individual within the Kafkaesque machinery of society in the past, present and future. (Read More)