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Date uploaded: May 28, 2014

In Certain Places, in collaboration with Field Broadcast, invite you to interrupt and enliven your daily routine by registering for 'Clocking' - a series of live broadcasts, which will examine the emotional, physical and social effects of wage labour, through performance, animation and music. Broadcasts will be streamed live to your computer desktop from 12pm on Tuesday the 3rd June to 12pm on Wednesday 4th June 2014.

Devised by artist Steph Fletcher as a type of ‘moving zine’, CLOCKING will address some of the conditions and consequences of current working practices, including zero hour contracts, ‘flexible working’, inertia, alienation, and the separation of place, time, body and mind. Featuring contributions by Andy Abbott, Jared Szpakowski, Chantal Oakes and Manual Labours (Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards), the broadcasts will arrive unannounced, as live events, on your computer desktop, over a 24-hour period. Intervening within your working practices, Clocking will weave a narrative about contemporary labour, explore utopian alternatives, and encourage you to consider your own relationship with work.

Clocking will be concluded with a public ‘CLOCKING OUT’ lunch-hour event in the In Certain Places project space at the University of Central Lancashire, Presto, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 4th June.

Clocking is funded by the Community Media Association, through their Modulate 2014 programme, which encourages bold formats in community media that aim to engage surprise and excite an audience; the Contemporary Arts Development Group at the University of Central Lancashire; and the Arts Council of England. For more information about the project click here.