Maintenance is Forever is a three-part presentation of the disruptive and innovative practice of Mierle Laderman Ukeles (HON 2019).
The library of kąrî’kạchä seid’ou is a composition of wood panels from shipping containers acquired in Chicago. It houses a library of reading materials, ranging from communist manifestos to Quantum theory.
Labour in a Single Shot is a collaborative project that accumulates an archive of short, rigorous films, each a single shot, one or two minutes in length, produced by workshop participants in cities worldwide.
STOOP CULTURE was built in an unofficial apprenticeship fashion with studio assistance from Georgie Schaefer and apprentices Kendall Hill, a recent graduate from Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School, and Bienfait Ulumwene, a senior at Chicago’s Robert C. Sullivan High School.
Frau Fiber vs. Circular Tube Sock Knitting Machine is a four-and-a-half-hour durational video, shot on location on the factory floor of Wigwam Mills where high-performance socks have been produced for over 100 years.
The Meeting presents recent work by New York-based artist Caroline Woolard that takes “the meeting” itself—the gathering of people for a formal purpose—as a site for artistic and social intervention.
WHAT WAS LEFT explores radical gestures of Black femininity related to craft, beauty, and labor throughout history.
Ballad of the Uprooted uses moving images, sound recordings, and archival documents and artifacts, alongside architectural constructions that function simultaneously as boundaries, enclosures, and mechanisms of display.
Repetitive toil, unseen labor, the obligatory slog of activist organizing. THE LAST MEETING (REWORKED/RESURRECTED) depicts the commonplace, overlooked, invisible work of activism.
Proof of Soil speculates on new forms of non-human labor that move between virtual and terrestrial networks to power a global financial economy in the not so distant future.
Image Employment presents recent moving image works that investigate various modes of contemporary labor and production.