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Hi-Vis Dreams is an ongoing project by Warwick Baker, documenting a significant turning-point in the artist’s life and practice, after beginning employment as a shift-worker on the Sydney Railways in 2018. Inscribed from the purview of an embedded documentarian, Hi-Vis Dreams is a pseudo-diaristic account of the complexities of work-life balance and the commuter experience, within the liminal boundaries of the rail corridor.
Comprising of a series of new photographic works and a major single-channel video, Hi-Vis Dreams is a dreamlike and autobiographical investigation, framed by Baker’s perspective as an employee, commuter and artist. From peculiar interiors and discerning portraits to diaristic artefacts, Hi-Vis Dreams warmly navigates the artists’ everyday, often mundane—yet profoundly significant—encounters while living and breathing the Sydney railways.