art and labour
This is an archive of work produced collaboratively and individually during the Yale in London Summer School, which was co-hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre. The theme of this years school was Art & Labour, and this body of work considers what it means to currently live and work as an artist in the UK.
"I fell over in front of the Tate Modern", 2022
"This is Bob.
Bob Blackman" 2022
During the programme I kept ruminating over the same questions; why is art often not seen as labour? where does art end and conventional labour begin? why are so many labourers in our country underpaid or overpaid?
I was fascinated by London as the hub of governmental and administerial labour, and in my research came across Bob Blackman. In an attempt to blend conventional, administerial labour, and art, I made this.
a new system for invoicing
This chart is a collaborative effort to investigate and question the true cost of labour. Each participant came up with their own costings - some of us charging for morning coffees, others for over-stimulation and general inconveniences. The spreadsheet was presented to our hosts - staff from Yale School of Art, the Paul Mellon Centre, and the other students as an open-ended question; would you pay your artists this? will you? should you?