I wanted to make work which related to our common subject - everyday life - while also encompassing larger themes relating to value and worth. Early in the research process, I was impressed by the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles, through works such as Social Mirror and Manifesto for Maintenance Art, managing to creatively engage with the subject of cleaning, which is a boring and repetitive task.

 

I considered what form the work would take carefully. I contemplated leading people through a series of actions, then thought about using a more journalistic style, mindful that whatever I chose would require an ethical approach...read more >>

 

Justice for Cleaners