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The Deliveryman

Rosalind Nashashibi

United Kingdom, 2013
1 minutes, 49 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 4:3
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: HD Digital file

In The Deliveryman (2013), a package arrives in the office. A generic white male arts administrator speaks in English, and a hurried DHL worker responds in Flemish. Yet communication occurs less via spoken language than embodied signals-a scrawled signature, codified behavioral cues, context, uniforms, and so on. Upon this double receipt, however, the deliveryman breaks uniform and a different expression crystallizes in the courtyard. (Chris Fitzpatrick)