As food delivery services like Deliveroo and Foodora grows, spontaneous meeting points are being formed in cities: places where the deliverers come together to wait for new orders. These urban waiting spots could be considered a physical manifestation of the gig economy.
Using a colour tracking camera that detects the worker's uniforms, Public Waiters is a video series of food deliverers waiting in public space, observed through the lens of the algorithm. The video series aims to expose the growing significance of these spaces, while also questioning new forms of automated labour.
Jonas Ersland · digital artist and photographer