Are Apple and Samsung 'Complicit'?Photo: Projection of 'Complicit' on Apple store

Visual artist Robin Bell, projected images of ‘Complicit’ on two Apple stores in New York. ‘Complicit’ describes the story of workers in China’s electronics industry who became terminally ill due to exposure to chemicals in the workplace.

Are Apple and Samsung 'Complicit'?Photo: Projection of 'Complicit' on Apple store

With the action, the artist calls attention to the complicity of Apple to the poor health conditions in factories that produce for the tech giant. Not only Apple is mentioned in the projections, also Samsung is held complicit to subjecting workers to harmful chemicals.

In factories that produce for Apple, Samsung and other electronics companies, workers are exposed to benzene and other chemicals that are dangerous to human health and cause diseases such as cancer. Safer alternatives to benzene exist, but these are more expensive.

Watch the trailer of ‘Complicit’:

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Watch a short video on the projections: