PERFORMING LABOR





In the grocery store





"Performing Labor" is an ongoing series started in 2016 exploring various forms of labor. I started by taking on self directed tasks in parks, grocery stores, and other public spaces with the intention to not play the appointed role that particular setting dictated. Instead, my objective was to perform benevolent labor as determined by my own best judgement. In the grocery store I faced shelves, cleaned aisles and helped customers.









Mark






In the field, looking for work




In the second phase I grappled with my recent unemployment and my social isolation, depreciation and persona because of it. I "performed labor" by looking for work in uncommon or irrelevant spaces, this practice gradually transformed into producing immaterial, trite or unproductive labor.