Invisibles (Les travailleurs du Clic - Épisode 4)

by Henri Poulain

29 minutes

In our pockets, between our hands, our smartphone became the indispensable companion of our contemporary lives, but it is not without limits.

Social networks, buying online, multiple researches… how can we do without these applications that rhythm our daily life and make our life easier? Facebook, Google, Amazon, Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Airbnb, Booking, Tinder… All those platforms, by magic, answer almost instantly to our needs and desires. “By magic…”. To the extent that we forget that behind these applications are thousands of women and men who work every day to make them work.

Screening from the exhibition “Escape: L’ humanité numérique”, French Institute

Artist Bio

Trained as a director on short films and music videos, Henri Poulain made documentaries, music videos, advertisements or fiction series. He tries to give meaning to his work, with each new creation, by filming reality from a human perspective. In 2014, he created with Julien Goetz a series of 90 episodes named #DataGueule.