Another Kind of Break-Up
Following the photography series After the Fold, The After The Crash Project continues to investigate the meanings and implications around our work and careers, questioning their validity and attempting to understand and dismantle the ways in which we make them an essential part of our identity. Untitled # 2 presents a 4 minute sound piece inspired by and created from 600 minutes of interviews with many whom were laid off in the last year. In the piece, there is a slight disorientation as we listen to the female voices struggle with what might be interpreted as a recovery from a breakup while in actuality they are reflecting upon their recent departure from work. This parallel is intentional as Jess Levey found that through her own internal process, being laid off, even from a job that she disliked for so many years, was much like breaking free from a dysfunctional relationship—the habits that become part of daily life seem the hardest to detach from.