10 Working Hypotheses
WORKWORKWORK – ongoing collaboration with Steffi Faircloth
London ‘16, window view
Paris ‘18, Yellow-vest protests
Flattened components that make up a
3d digital hi-vis yellow vest.
Abe Kobo (2013 ) “The Military Look”, in The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo, trans. by Richarch F. Kalichman, Columbia University Press.
[...] for these uniforms appear to call to mind fatigues. If one were to ungraciously cast suspicion on such design, however, there seems to be something intentional in the fact that these uniforms “appear to call to mind fatigues.”
[...] The definition of fatigues here is simple: generally speaking, they must be thoroughly practical. Yet today there are many different types of jobs, and so there must be various designs appropriate to each. If fatigues are efficient, safe, and low priced, then there is no real need to conceive of a specific design for them. Rather, taste and habit are much more important in shaping their image. Ultimately, they represent a kind of everyday sensibility. They embody an image of labor as projected onto a screen of everyday sensibility.
Retroreflective ink on perforated fabric, tracing the WeWork bond stock from 2018 up until just before the pandemic.
“Plasti-dipped” office stationery set
wework & community
Wait for it...
Image: Screenshot from ‘Life is Good’ by Future feat. Drake
Video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0U7SxXHkPY
Emiddio Vasquez is a Cypriot-Dominican artist and musician currently dividing his time between Phoenix, AZ and Cyprus. His PhD research investigates how digitality informs matter and challenges the “new materialism” revival, both philosophically and in practice.
In Cyprus, he is also an active musician, founding member and curator of several sound events. In 2018, he launched Moneda, a record label, publication initiative and event series that interrogate different notions of value.
10 Working Hypotheses lay out some research streams that look at contemporary representations of labour, the tension within “health and safety” protocols and an ongoing research into image technologies and the politics of becoming visible.