MA MFA hosts and Artist Talk & Community Listening Session of Wage/Working presented by Tennessee Watson (’13) and Laura Hadden.
Date: June 28, 2014, Hunter North 502 7pm
The artists will introduce the project, the jukebox will be setup for an hour and available for members of the community to interact and listen collectively, followed by a Q&A and discussion about the project.
The Wage/Working Jukebox Installation will be hosted at Hunter College from June 26 – September 22, 2014 and invites the community to participate.
Wage/Working is a community based art project that uses oral history to address the issue of income inequality and the concept of wage through a timebased audio installation. Stories and audio from workers are gathered and edited to a length which corresponds with the amount of time it takes the worker to earn $1. Those who earn the least are given the most time to speak, drawing attention to the contrast between the workers at the both ends of the range and profiling workers across the spectrum. Once edited, these stories are used to create an album (one for each worker) that is then placed inside of a jukebox. The jukebox is hosted in public spaces throughout the community where community members are invited to interact with the jukebox, listen to the stories, and reflect on the working lives of residents as well as the impact of income inequality on their local
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