Service Act # 1 – At your service, 2019
Performed at the conference: New infrastructures of art,
Throughout the duration of the conference
Organised by Astrid Noack’s Atelier and BKF
Held at The Royal Academy of Art, Cph
The work is formed in the gap between the female artist, care labour, mental labour, experience and art history. It draws inspiration from feminist performances of the 70s and reflect the precarity explored in these pieces in contemporary conditions of work, class-consciousness and identity.
“Clean you desk, wash the dishes, clean the floor, wash your clothes, wash your toes, change the baby’s diaper, finish the report, correct the typos, mend the fence, keep the customer happy, throw out the stinking garbage, watch out don’t put things in your nose, what shall I wear, I have no sox, pay your bills, don’t litter, save string, wash your hair, change the sheets, go to the store, go to work, this art is dusty, clear the table, flush the toilet, stay young.”
§1.c – Manifesto for Maintenance Art, Mierle Laderman Ukeles 1969