Ethics Are a Privilege, 2021
Ethics Are a Privilege depicts a worker dressed in uniform facing the sea and eventually walking into the water fully clothed. Questions which are directed at the viewer, are played over the visual as written text. The text questions the choice one has in the ethics of their work. People are often forced to undertake work which does not align their morals for less than a living wage. Employees are often expected to perform such work with a smile.
The sea visual can be read as a symbolism of coping mechanisms one might carry out in order to cope with the mental strain of having to perform work they find unethical. The work exposes the alienation of being forced to work against one’s morals in order to make a living.