In her practice, Stella Rooney investigates the connection between historical time and the necessity of waged labour. Long ago, workers once fought for access to a clock within the workplace, or for the right to an eight-hour day. Today, the rise of precarious work and the gig economy continues to erode the workers right to control one’s own time. Working across moving image, photography and archival material, Rooney examines the precarious nature of the modern workplace. Through considering her lived experience of working in the gig economy, and the rise of precarious work more broadly, she asks us to consider; what are the consequences when temporality becomes permanent? Her current practice is influenced by Dundee’s industrial history, particularly the Jute mills and former Timex factories, which both served as mass employers in the city. Today, the former site of the Milton Timex factory houses a retail park, containing an ASDA and McDonalds. These two employers have both been the target of recent strike action from workers, both have considerably worse pay and conditions than the former watch factory. Through conducting interviews with workers and examining archival material, Rooney presents our collective landscape as one of deindustrialisation. As the worker is devalued we live with the ghosts of better days gone by. Using political and archival memory as material, she seeks to remind of our own histories, and supposes that our future timelines are not yet fixed.