Service Act # 1 – Cleaning the museum, 2019
Service Act # 2 – At your service, 2019

 

Performed at:
Service Act # 1 – Cleaning the museum
Performed at: Manifest – Residency and Event Series.
Daily, throughout the opening hours of the museum.
At ARoS, Aarhus, Nov – Dec 2019

Service Act # 2 – At your service
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, Copenhagen, Nov 2019

 

The work is formed in the gap between the female artist, care work (motherhood), 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.

 

The culture confers lousy status on maintenance jobs 
The culture confers high status of the artist subject but lousy status of her work
§1.c – Manifesto for Maintenance ArtMierle Laderman Ukeles 1969

 

Rubbing and scrubbing
rubbing and scrubbing2

“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 ArtMierle Laderman Ukeles 1969

 

BKF. Billedkunstnernes Forbund.
BKF. Billedkunstnernes Forbund.
BKF. Billedkunstnernes Forbund.