small business film strip

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name: kim / age: 54 / profession: artist & curator / location: St. louis missouri / weekday: wednesday / reference: first 4 frames from vintage found film strip

squirts

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name: christina / age: 27 / profession: multidisciplinary artist & product designer / location: Athens / reference: with stimulation, some women are able to ejaculate. it can involve large qualities of fluid(and laundry) for some women, but it doesn’t always involve a geyser shooting from down-below. it can happen at the same time with orgasm sometimes, some others not at all. either way it is certainly much fun. it is a watery, clean or sometimes milky liquid produced from glands (female prostate) inside the urethral sponge. ejaculate and urine come out of urethra but they do not have the same consistency.

recycling the recycle

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name: Marissa / age: 41 / profession: Domestic Worker & Coordinator / location: london / weekday: Tuesday / reference: Domestic workers play major role in keeping environment clean and green. this work and contribution is often unseen when things are done properly but get noticed when things go wrong. justice for domestic workers (J4dw) demand recognition in ‘making domestic work visible in british society’.

abjected

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: Thursday / reference: the lady justice was ripped off, beaten, exploited, harassed, humiliated, enslaved, abused, cursed and worst… that lady justice is for sale.

luggage to work

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name: marissa / age: 41 / profession: domestic worker & coordinator / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: our employers work in the city and often travel for work around the globe leaving their most precious children and home to a domestic worker. Our contribution has been isolated and always treated as something unimportant. Domestic work is the beginning and end of all labour. Justice for domestic workers (j4Dw) is making domestic work visible in british society.

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton / age: 30 / profession: publisher / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: on the 11th may 2011 news reached jeddah that a man, later to named athiraman kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the burji khalifa. from india, he came to dubai to work. he cleaned the newly opened building. in an attempt to honour athiraman kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon i photographed what i had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. these spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (image taken the 11th may 2011 in al naeem, jeddah.)

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton / age: 30 / profession: publisher / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: on the 11th may 2011 news reached jeddah that a man, later to named athiraman kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the burji khalifa. from india, he came to dubai to work. he cleaned the newly opened building. in an attempt to honour athiraman kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon i photographed what i had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. these spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (image taken the 11th may 2011 in al naeem, jeddah.)

STANDING BY

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name: petrina & matt / age: 27 & 29 / profession: artists & Musicians / location: london / weekday: Wednesday / reference: Heed the day of Wodan.

gardening

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name: Torkel / age: 30 / profession: cultural analyst and writer / location: Stockholm / weekday: saturday / reference: photograph from the garden of the house where I grew up, taken by my father or mother in 1982 or 1983.

dictionnaray

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name: derveloy / age: 29 / profession: designer / location: arnhema / weekday: monday / reference: dictionnaray / dictionnaryday go, little booke, god send thee good passage, And specially let this be thy prayer, unto them all that thee will read or hear, where thou art wrong, after their help to call, thee to correct in any part or all. From our dear home dictionnary.

a kitchen with a view

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name: Riitta / age: 57 / profession: social historian & photographer / location: kivinokka, helsinki / reference: taken in a small summer cafeteria in helsinki.

lonely

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name: agne / age: 24 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: collective cooking. the last sausage in the pan. was it too short / long / ugly / perfect?

inedible

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name: Kim / age: 54 / profession: artist, curator / location: St. louis Missouri/ weekday: thursday / reference: a trash bin behind a tourist oriented restaurant on Laclede’s landing near the st louis arch. how nice of them to label the can for those that might think otherwise!

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton / age: 30 / profession: publisher / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: on the 11th may 2011 news reached jeddah that a man, later to named athiraman kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the burji khalifa. from india, he came to dubai to work. he cleaned the newly opened building. in an attempt to honour athiraman kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon i photographed what i had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. these spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (image taken the 11th may 2011 in al naeem, jeddah.)

Mr

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kitchenname: Jameson / age: 30 / profession: Teacher & Journalist / location: Draycott / weekday: monday / reference: Washing up done, recycling to go!

milanese worker

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Nuova immagine1name: serena / age: 28 / profession: painter / location: milano / weekday: Thursday / reference: I’d like to be remembered as someone who showed up for the job. I consider myself a worker.

sweet sunday

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name: Alec / age: 18 / profession: Art student / location: amsterdam / weekday: Sunday / reference: Self-portrait. facing the mess in the early morning, starting to clean after a last cigarette…

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela / age: – / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: thursday / reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

season sale

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name: hanna / age: 22 / profession: art student / location: antwerp / reference: With every season that comes the right outdoor furniture and accessories will be taken out to display and the other ones will be stocked back inside.

******grow-bathing******

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name: Mar / age: 27 / profession: art student / location: Barcelona / reference: gorgeous project I really love to share private domestic spaces, so much info between rooms! 😉

24 Hours

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name: Wok / age: 36 / profession: visual artist / location: yogyakarta / weekday: sunday / reference: Are you a person who can’t sleep in the night? Are you a night-watcher? Are you a night-stalker? A clubber? An insomniac? A street-punk? Whoever you are, you need something, someone to take care on you in the night when all ‘the normals’ sleep. So, say thanks for all those people who work to serve anything you need till the dawn. Some of them working 24 hours, some started when the moon show its face, some are open their ‘shop’ at 00:00:00. jpgmag.com

birthday cake

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name: Minke / age: 30 / profession: Communication consultant / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: Sabrina’s dad baked a huge apple pie for her birthday party. she got sick, no party. we took the cake to our studio and ate it in two days with the five of us.

empanadas

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DSC_0130 copyname: CAROLIna / age: 23 / profession: Graphic designer & student / location: Bogotá / weekday: saturday / reference: learning to make empanadas

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton / age: 30 / profession: publisher / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

home economics

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name: jenny / age: 32 / profession: producer / location: sant martí vell / weekday: tuesday / reference: Thoreau’s intention during his time at Walden Pond was “to conduct an experiment: Could he survive, possibly even thrive, by stripping away all superfluous luxuries, living a plain, simple life in radically reduced conditions?” He thought of it as an experiment in “home economics”. Although Thoreau went to Walden to escape what he considered, “over-civilization”, and in search of the “raw” and “savage delight” of the wilderness, he also spent considerable amounts of his time reading and writing.

Mujeres activistas construyendo radio

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576471_428654337159797_1225850969_nname: Isabel y Magali / age: 45 / profession: domestic and care workers / location: Barcelona / weekday: saturday / reference: radio workshop Centro Cultural Francesca Bonnemaison. Radio Pakita. Sindihogar / Sindillar

i want to be your dog

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name: maurits / age: 28 / profession: writer / location: amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: every morning my dolphin calf gets me my newspaper. i give her hugs in return.

laundry

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name: esmee / age: 26 / profession: artist / student / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: somehow i have more party and holiday pictures than domestic work pictures in my albums.

Picnic 2011

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name: Anacoreta / age: 57 / profession: domestic worker / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: A picnic with other domestic workers. Sharing, togetherness and be united as one voice.

feeding birds

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name: Luciana / age: 35 / profession: photographer / location: Amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: One of my passions are birds. If I had to choose other form of existence I would rather be a bird. I love to watch the birds. The winter came and I feel worried about them how difficult is to get food. I feed birds every day.

fisheye

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name: esmee / age: 26 / profession: artist & student / location: amsterdam / weekday: friday / reference: catching – cleaning – cooking

café com leite

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catherinebianca_cafecomleitename: catherine / age: 25 / profession: graphic artist / location: sao paulo / weekday: tuesday / reference: the afternoon work: café com leite

cozy between the garbage

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name: michiel / age: 21 / profession: student & illustrator / location: antwerp / reference: A sofa next to the garbage. or is it a cozy terrace?

am/pm

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desktopname: flavia / age: 30 / profession: Graphic designer & illustrator / location: toronto / weekday: Sunday / reference: preparing for graduation. working overtime.

moustache u a question

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name: Reinilde / age: 26 / profession: student / location: Rotterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: coffee in the kitchen, broken glass in the bathroom.

1 minute of heaven

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name: charlotte / age: 26 / profession: student / location: ANtwerp / reference: Living in a dorm is sharing a toilet. This photo was taken after the cleaning lady came by. It’s the only time of the week you don’t find weird liquids in the toilet seat or the floor.

work break

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having a break from my work, from time to time. I go to the toilet / bathroom. It's the only time my employer won't bother me.name: dina / profession: domestic worker / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: Having a break from my work, from time to time. I go to the toilet / bathroom. It’s the only time my employer won’t bother me.

cleaning gloves

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name: Esmee / age: 26 / profession: artist & student / location: Amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: helping hands the night before i leave for 5 weeks fieldwork

remains unsolved

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la fotoname: alejandro / age: 24 / profession: curator / location: london / weekday: tuesday / reference: the politics of/on everyday. SUSTAINABLE TASKS (SEE FOOTNOTE). FEET

New work

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name: Sarah / age: 23 / profession: Student / location: Amsterdam / weekday: Friday / reference: My friend works for 2 days at the office and 3 days at home. Often when he works at home he sits slumped on the couch, and sometimes he only wears his bathrobe. They call this “new work”.

my day bedroom

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: monday / reference: this is just one piece of revelations of being a domestic worker. my room is a room of work. i wake up with with laundries and sleep with them at the end of the day.

frame within a frame

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name: alice / age: 21 / profession: student / location: antwerp

what do you want to reach?

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name: Denise / age: 28 / profession: graphic designer / location: yakushima island / weekday: sunday / reference: gardening in green

Picture Work

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art wallsname: stephen / age: 61 / profession: curator & artist / location: de pere, wisconsin / weekday: once a month / reference: much like cleaning can really change the atmosphere in a positive way, I’ve also found that frequently changing the art on the walls of my home has a very invigorating effect. this might require making new art, getting your friends to loan you some, checking out thrift stores or buying art within your budget on the web. buy some of those cheap pop-out frames and you can easily exchange printed matter works with little hassle (i use photo-corners to temporarily hold the works in place). experiment with different ways of hanging the works—salon style works well in both a large or small living space. its easy to get stuck with the same old stuff on the walls—change it and you’ll see & feel the difference!

CLEAN BEDSPREADS

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name: pilar / age: 51 / profession: architect / location: Castellón / weekday: wednesday / reference: During Corpus Christi procession, women hang out in their balconies the best bedspread or tablecloth, clean and perfectly ironed. photo taken in Castellón, 1993.

ugali

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name: esmee / age: 26 / profession: artist & student / location: dar es salaam / weekday: tuesday / reference: neema preparing ugali and calling

Collective Cooking

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name: Rogier / age: 43 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: saturday / reference: collective cocktail production at the birthday party of my friend

tire potato planters

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name: Project 181 / age: 45 & 48 / profession: collaborators / location: Atlanta / weekday: monday / reference: discarded tires used to vertically grow potatoes.  Each planting is a response to a situation of precarity for our friends, family and community.

rentability

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name: maría / age: 43 / profession: artist, researcher & teacher / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: freedom, equality, rentability. still from ‘tiempo real’ (2003) by maría ruido, 43 min.

home security

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name: Pinky & bunny / age: 9 & 10 / profession: cats / location: the desert / weekday: wednesday / reference: we are still working

anytime, anywhere, anyhow

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name: cocco / age: 34 / profession: fashion designer / location: Paris / weekday: thursday / reference: mannequins protesting at work

cleaning tool

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: tuesday / reference: professional order

macetas

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macetasname: mario / age: 31 / profession: unknown / location: madrid / weekday: monday / reference: proyecto de futuro jardín casero

Breaking Walls

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name: pilar / age: 51 / profession: architect / location: castellón / weekday: sunday / reference: Finally, I have decided to open my kitchen, my prison. Using the hammer, I felt my freedom was beginning. Photo taken in Castellón, 1993.

Domestic Worker can be an entrepreneur

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name: Jena / age: 38 / profession: Domestic worker / location: singapore / weekday: Sunday / reference:  We often asked ourselves, is there life after being a migrant domestic worker? My answer is yes! But we need to work hard and be dedicated to achieve this. We also need to learn the basic mathematics earnings – expenses = savings. Every Sunday during my day off I spend some time in studying and sometime in volunteering to serve my fellow domestic workers. I chose the entrepreneurship course because that’ how I see myself after being a domestic worker. On my graduation day, I even received an award ‘best business plan’ which is also based on my own business plan as entrepreneur someday.

Home Office

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name: stas / age: 30 / profession: graphic designer / location: prague / weekday: monday / reference: Are there real work at home jobs? Yes there are some, but, they are not nearly as plentiful as you would think considering the amount of interest there is in working from home.

working at home

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IMG_1573name: werker magazine / profession: self-publishing / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: image of our office-house in the 80’s. As it is still now, our headquarters, this house has a long tradition of more than a residential space being a space of work.

bouche-évier

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560897_522703-stopperaname: marc / age: 30 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: sink stopper, marcel duchamp, 1964. he made it unintentionally, filling in the leaking section of his shower head with lead. it eventually became unusable and he had it cast.

Cleaning windows

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365days_160name: Anacoreta / age: 57 / profession: domestic worker /  location: amsterdam / day: Thursday / reference: cleaning windows is part of our work.

first photograph i ever took

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name: Reinilde / age: 26 / profession: student / location: Amsterdam & curaçao / weekday: tuesday / reference: lunchtime. the weather is sweaty. easy living and a dishwashing machine. family of four. coming of age count, two.

my binoculars to see the dark side of the moon

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name: larissa / age: 23 / profession: graphic design student / location: antwerp

terrace

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name: yule / age: 21 / profession: illustration student / location: antwerp / reference: The terrace is a space between public and private, it’s a ‘happy place’. people only go there when the weather is good, when they feel good and usually with others. people don’t want the outside world to see the negative.

not going to the supermarket

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cistellsname: llibreria La caníbal sccl / age: 6 months / profession: bookstore clerks / location: barcelona / weekday: tuesday / reference: store local farmers’ ecologic vegetables for urban customers to pick them up. if you have a urban space with a regular opening schedule, offer it at no cost to local farmers/customers as a picking point. and let monsanto burn in hell.

x-mas

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144_Sunday_X-mas-768x1024name: Anacoreta / age: 57 / profession: domestic worker / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: my family back home missing them too much. Long years of sacrifices.

coffee and dreams

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name: Flavia / age: 26 / profession: filmmaker / location: amsterdam / weekday: Sunday / reference: what you have left after the best night of your life

feminism

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name: jeleton / age: 12 / profession: unemployed / location: bilbao, barcelona, murcia / weekday: monday / reference: In the biography of the artist, what is important to know as far as this artwork is concerned?

Moldy jar

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mold013name: Antonia / age: 42 / profession: designer / location: montreal / weekday: saturday / reference: a fungal encounter by chance — cleaning day — domestic networks

lunch

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27817_1461893826527_6753416_nname: Felipe / age: 27 / profession: Artist / location: Bogotá / weekday: saturday / reference: I live in a farm outside Bogotá, I have breakfast and lunch outdoors.

MAKING OF “SUBJECTIVITY AS A MATERIAL TO TRADE”

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name: nadine / age: 38 / profession: artist / location: berlin / weekday: monday-SUNDAY / reference: “SUBJECTIVITY AS A MATERIAL TO TRADE”, WHITE INK ON 1$ bank notes

circle of human race

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: sunday / reference: justice for domestic workers UK. protect, support, understand and campaign for the rights and welfare of all migrant domestic workers in the uk.

shopping

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name: maría / age: 43 / profession: artist, researcher & teacher / weekday: tuesday / reference: still from ‘tiempo real’ (2003) by maría ruido, 43 min.

beau travail

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name: rogier / age: 30 / profession: graphic designer & artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: still from ‘beau travail’ (1999) by claire denis, 90 min. with denis lavant, michel subor, grégoire colin, richard courcet. this film focuses on an ex-foreign legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the gulf of djibouti.

dirty laundry

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009name: Angela / age: 27 / profession: student / artist / location: Madrid / weekday: Monday / reference: the knife and the fight

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis / age: 29 / profession: Housework Practitioner / location: London / weekday: Monday / reference: “I perceive that the work we raise is not unique, nor isolated, that the air around it constitutes other surfaces, other grounds, other ceilings […] The work is not made only of itself: the outside exists. The outside shuts me in its whole which is like a room.” Le Corbusier, Precisions, (New York: MIT Press, 1991) p.78.

second life

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name: denise / age: 28 / profession: graphic designer / location: zürich / weekday: tuesday / reference: better use twice, clothes become washcloths.

moving

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name: adam / age: 30 / profession: landscape architect / location: hong kong / weekday: thursday / reference: cultural workers move/migrate for residencies, exhibitions, appointments, teaching, internships, etc.

too young to use a hoover

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229_Wednesday_Too-young-copy-434x1024name: marc / age: 30 / profession: visual artist & photographer / location: amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: (caption) Karl Walker was told by a cleaning company that he is not allowed to use a hoover because he is too young. Law protects part of the population and neglects the basic rights others.

WOMEN’S STRENGHT

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IMG_4505name: camilla / age: 26 / profession: ANTIQUES DEALER / location: VERONA / weekday: MONDAY / reference: HOW MUCH WOMEN CAN BEAR

domestic worker visa

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name: Marissa / age: 41 / profession: domestic worker & coordinator / location: london / weekday: saturday / reference: Domestic worker visa is the life of migrant domestic workers. without rights and protection the more abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Domestic worker visa is the prevention of trafficking, it is a medicine that cures that disease. Justice for domestic workers (j4dw) fights back to restore domestic worker visa with rights.

urban food desert

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name: Project 181 / age: 45 & 48 / profession: collaborators / location: Atlanta / weekday: sunday / reference: discarded sign found during the demolition of one of the last remaining grocery stores in the neighborhood. project-181.blogspot.com

Four People, Two Grants, Two Exhibitions, one week

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name: Scott / age: 30 / profession: artist & student / location: Glasgow / weekday: thursday

RSI Day job

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name: Reinilde / age: 25 / profession: Artist / location: Amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Anybody who regularly makes continuous repetitive motions for a length of time runs the risk of contracting RSI. The initial stage of RSI is characterized by tingling and tired arms, neck or shoulders.  These symptoms can develop into persistent pain and loss of strength in arms and hands. In this phase treatment is often no longer successful.

bang! nice & tidy

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bang!name: Isabel / age: 52 / profession: artist / location: Amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: cleaning and ordening helps me thinking!

commodified Zen-ness

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10931463_918783888156147_338651322833561654_nname: SinQuenza / profession: artist & curator / location: home / weekday: funday / reference: domestic safety vs wanderlust.

nails

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IMG_1504baixaname: Luciana / age: 37 / profession: photographer / location: Netherlands / weekday: sunday / reference: nails painted, community work, beauty for free, having fun, queen’s day, children, beauty, keep elegant, body painting

dinner

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name: leanne / age: 21 / profession: graphic design student / location: london / weekday: thursday / title: dinner / reference: a meal bought by a lorry driver in france

informal residence

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name: andrea / age: 32 / profession: writer & part-time bookseller / location: barcelona / weekday: sunday / reference: tengo una habitación extra con las cosas de mi amiga alex que vive fuera. a cambio de acogerla en casa durante su último proyecto ‘te oímos beber’ me ha regalado una tomatera y una pieza.

bad tactic

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name: Nolwenn / age: 23 / profession: student / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: last hour in gouesnou.

choose your cat

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name: flavia / age: 26 / profession: filmmaker / location: amsterdam / weekday: Saturday / reference: not the dishes

Laundry

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name: Stas / age: 30 / profession: graphic designer / location: Prague / weekday: friday / reference: The frequency of reports increased during the early 20th century, when Westerners began making determined attempts to scale the many mountains in the area and occasionally reported seeing odd creatures or strange tracks.

Today I don’t feel like ironing neither

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name: neus / age: 63 / profession: technical architect / location: barcelona / weekday: sunday / reference: self-portrait, 1987. At home, this is my only painting that hangs on the wall, the other ones are just leaning against it.

weekly countdown

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name: charlotte / age: 26 / profession: Student / location: Antwerpen / reference: Every week I count down the days until the weekend. So I can escape the city and go back to the countryside, where it’s peaceful and where I’m surrounded by nature.

christmas lantern

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name: wilma / age: 43 / profession: domestic worker & fundraiser / location: London / weekday: sunday /reference: this is my own creation made of recycled straw and paper. J4DW is working towards positive recognition and visibility of domestic work in british society.this is my way of remembering our own filipino tradition and this also help me to ease my loneliness of celebrating christmas away from my family and home with my justice 4 domestic workers (j4dw) family in the UK.

Sao paulo

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IMG_0838baixaname: Luciana / age: 37 / profession: photographer / location: Netherlands / weekday: tuesday / reference: outside home, my toilet window, sao paulo, brazil, private space, building, architecture, caos

young workers

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name: margarita / age: 27 / profession: tiring question / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: is this domestic? is this labour? (photograph taken by someone in my family of my father and his friends)

La Pedrera horror story

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foto(1)name: Ariadna / age: 26 / profession: artist & nighttime tour guide / location: Barcelona / weekday: wednesday / reference: waiting for the appearance of a ghost maid during a nighttime tour in the attics of casa milà

white / blue

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name: sebastien / age: 36 / profession: civil servant / location: The hague / weekday: tuesday / reference: someone left these two conceptual monochromes in my office

rotting walls

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: thursday / reference: Storm. leaks and moisture. even water drops where they shouldn’t be, the owner shirks any repair. four layers of paint have been completely useless.

ASk!

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: sunday / reference: justice for domestic workers with Ask! (actie schone kunsten) creating aliances at the showroom.

Eviction

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puerta 3name: Juan Carlos / age: 50 / profession: Vividor / location: Madrid / weekday: monday / title: eviction / reference: This is how they leave the doors of a house after an eviction: sealed

self-portrait as a housewife

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name: Janneke / age: 30 / profession: Visual artist / location: London / day: saturday / reference: For my 30st birthday my parents gave me a beautiful bone china dinner set, which I took as symbolic hint to move away from my tiny appartment and start a family life. as to fortify that suggestion They also gave me a kitchen apron they had brought back with them from their holiday in Switzerland. so this is me giving my best immitation of a happy housewife.

The Corpses

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name: Pierre-Henri / profession: Chargé de mission au cabinet du Maire du 3e arrondissement de Paris / weekday: sunday / reference: Les cadavres — The Corpses

mi casa es tu casa

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wahing machinename: luca / age: 27 / profession: graphic designer / location: amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: in order to cover the whole rent of the studio i live in, me and my landlord –which often comes to work here– decided to rent my bedroom on airbnb to tourists for some 10 days a month. in this way, we can continue to use this space, but we have to take care of changing bed sheets and towels, fixing the windows for the winter, warming up the space before they arrive, clean after they left, and having our stuff always randomly displaced across the studio. be the boss of yourself—one step further.

Join the home cleaning army!

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name: arturo / age: 53 / profession: artist and contemporary art researcher / location: Bilbao / reference: My dear roommate Jan took this pic while I was cleaning the bathroom. I a wearing my own sculpture art

fleeting vanitas

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SAM_0204 (3)name: Jason / age: 29 / profession: writer, invigilator, work from home, artist / location: london / weekday: monday / reference: following a shower before preparing for work. was i presentable? the mirror had be cleaned the previous day and i did not want to leave smudge marks. but there was no time to wait, there never is. so i lightly pressed a scrunched up towel onto its canvas of condensation.

site-specific

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site-specificname: yuji / age: 26 / profession: student / location: madrid / weekday: wednesday / reference: waiting for the clothes to be dried at home, once you don’t wan’t to lose thirty minutes and 3,5 euros in a laundry.

deportation

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name: maría / age: 43 / profession: artist & researcher & teacher / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: danger of deportation. still from ‘tiempo real’ (2003) by maría ruido, 43 min.

today’s mail

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name: robin / age: 33 / profession: not-writer, maybe-sculptor, student, non-photographer / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday

Reminder

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name: Machiel / age: 20 / profession: Art student / location: Amsterdam / weekday: Thursday / reference: last week is still present on the kitchen stove.

out

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outokname: serena / age: 28 / profession: painter / location: milan / weekday: friday / reference: out of my head

Leaving home

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name: pilar / age: 51 / profession: architect / location: castellón / weekday: friday / reference: She is leaving home, but her only hand luggage is the shopping trolley, so she will go back. Another domestic excuse to occupy the public space. amsterdam, 1998.

the undesirables

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name: Pinky & bunny / age: 9 & 10 / profession: cats / location: the desert / weekday: tuesday / reference: we are still working

cleaning dust

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name: binna / age: 34 / profession: director & curator / location: utrecht / weekday: tuesday / reference: domestic work as a suspension of other work at home riddled with anxiety (over the spent time and therefore less time for other work or experiencing catharsis (getting things done and making a proper home ground) it demands its own time and peace.

Rainbow, Bathroom, Lodz.

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365days_select_363name: maria / age: 27 / profession: editor / location: barcelona / weekday: sunday / reference: by cezary bodzianowski. seen at the exhibition “Cartografías contemporáneas” at caixa forum barcelona.

I THOUGHT THE WATER was WARM ENOUGH

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53name: BENJI / age: 22 / profession: STUDENT / location: SEATTLE / weekday: MONDAY / reference: ABOUT TO SIT IN BATH

la ménagère guidant le nettoyage

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name: Daniele / age: 30 / profession: photographer / location: Napoli / weekday: friday / reference: an ironic attempt to mind the immortal Delacroix!

free wifi

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name: maiko / age: 33 / profession: curator / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: cafe in berlin. taking a moment to eat my salad after frantically catching up on emails (no internet where i was staying).

lush girl

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Lush girlename: Al Fadhil / age: 62 / profession: artist / location: milano / weekday: monday / reference: no text

disappearing work into living

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name: Pinky & bunny / age: 9 & 10 / profession: cats / location: the desert / weekday: sunday / reference: we are still working

Pleasure

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name: thomas / age: 24 / profession: designer / location: bruxelles / weekday: sunday / reference: cigar cutter with utility knife. Use a utility knife to cut the tip of your cigars.

oz

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name: tessa / age: 30 / profession: visual artist / location: berlin / weekday: wednesday / reference: uranium concentrate (aka. yellow cake) is being raked and dried in a factory. The yellow color gets lost during the refining process.

heating

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name: maiko / age: 33 / profession: curator / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: my friend’s place in berlin. finally got the fire burning after using the cardboard from the box that the logs came in, as tinder.

Lazy way, Napoli way

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DSC_0043name: Lorena / age: 34 / profession: Psychologist / location: Móstoles / weekday: — / reference: If you need to buy something, you only have to put the money in this “technology” and go down with the rope, shouting someone will put in and go up it!

Movement n°3

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name: Marilou / age: 21 / profession: Student / location: Amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: Cleaning lady, shaking cloth, side view.

late night foot rub

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IMG_5125 smallname: Liane / age: 26 / profession: art worker & writer / location: beirut, kuwait, new york / weekday: Tuesday / reference: this is what i call the domestic domino effect. clean at home, work at work, clean at work, work at home, sleep at home, clean at home …  image captured in chinatown, new york city, august 6 @ 10:11 pm.

WASHING PLACE

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name: pilar / age: 51 / profession: architect / location: castellón /
weekday: tuesday / reference: Vicentica is 82 years old. Her son has bought her a washing machine, but she still prefers to use the washing place in the street. She needs a domestic excuse to occupy the public space. Almenara, 1996.

artists need a clean house too

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name: matthijs / age: 27 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: artists do need a clean house. if not they might get astma and might not be able to perform on their “level” or to be in that “zone”.

Cleaning structures (sequoia)

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name: Elsa / age: 26 / profession: Artist / location: Amsterdam / weekday: Tuesday / reference: video-still from ‘The Pine-tree, the bonsai and the sequoia’.

sleep

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531125_4430186591991_2090806915_nname: Felipe / age: 27 / profession: artist / location: Bogotá / weekday: Monday / reference: What you experience in daily life is never freedom.

the tree of life

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london/ weekday: sunday / reference: The tree of life. an acrylic painting done by the members of Justice for domestic workers in uk. It is a representation of our struggles and sorrows as individuals in our own land and as migrants in foreign countries who seek for a greener pasture, better living and better future. some succeeded but many failed. we found ourselves in the comfort of our fellow domestic workers. and as one, we fight against exploitation and  human degradation. slavery and isolation. regardless of age, gender and race. we are one vision.

Sunflower

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name: Anacoreta / age: 57 / profession: domestic worker / location: amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: there is always hope for domestic workers to have a better life, respect and to be recognized within society.

saldão

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IMG_0845baixaname: Luciana / age: 37 / profession: photographer / location: Amsterdam / weekday: tuesday / reference: during my walking around the city centre i found a second hand camera shop in são paulo-brazil

masculine / feminine

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name: maría / age: 43 / profession: artist, researcher & teacher / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: still from ‘tiempo real’ (2003) by maría ruido, 43 min.

Sewing

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name: Torkel / age: 30 / profession: cultural analyst and writer / location: Stockholm / weekday: wednesday / reference: photograph from the house where i grew up, taken by my father or my mother in 1982 or 1983.

Autonomous Water Supply

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name: Project 181 / age: 45 & 48 / profession: collaborators / location: Atlanta / weekday: wednesday / reference: gravity drained water tank destined for attic level of autonomous household Water system. project-181.blogspot.com

walk to school in autumn

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name: Marissa / age: 41 / profession: domestic worker & coordinator / location: london / weekday: monday / reference: Walk to school is never boring in autumn…the leaves on the ground would smile and tell me, “OOOppss, watch-out! I would chose among these shapes of wonders and place in my book to keep them warm and safe. as my little girl would greet me with a very sweet smile as we walk home hand in hand. domestic work is work, such responsibility with love and affection with children and families we love and care for need recognition. families are the building block of every nation. justice for domestic workers (j4dw) is making domestic work visible in british society.

Gate 3 Art project

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name: Iris / age: 43 / profession: Artist / location: haifa / reference: in response to the lack of independent art spaces in haifa, for a while, this self-organised initiative supported the local art scene.

lidenesque

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name: sebastien / age: 36 / profession: civil servant / location: The hague/ weekday: sunday / reference: in 8 years, I went to this place only once.

bath-time

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name: maiko / age: 33 / profession: curator / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: my friend place in berlin. to take a bath you need to pull out the tub from underneath the kitchen sink.

a start

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dishwashername: will / age: 25 / profession: writer / location: amsterdam / weekday: tuesday / reference: i have come to enjoy doing the dishes by hand

it’s (not) magnolia

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name: vlada / age: 27 / profession: juggling 3 front of house jobs, artist, and domestic work / location: london / reference: been living in a rented shared accommodation for 6 years since university, all the walls are magnolia paint (that horrible not quite white colour), we can’t decorate, the only way to make this room my own is furniture, pictures, rugs and plants.

Raval

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name: marta / age: 37 / profession: documentalist / location: Barcelona / weekday: Sunday / reference: wORKING-CLASS FAMILY. Gabriel Casas, ca. 1933.

my parents painted our house

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DSC_0174 copyname: carolina / age: 23 / profession: graphic designer & student / location: bogotá / weekday: saturday / reference: This is teamwork! A whole week of intense work. i like the smell of fresh paint.

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton / age: 30 / profession: publisher / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: on the 11th may 2011 news reached jeddah that a man, later to named athiraman kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the burji khalifa. from india, he came to dubai to work. he cleaned the newly opened building. in an attempt to honour athiraman kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon i photographed what i had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. these spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (image taken the 11th may 2011 in al naeem, jeddah.)

Home Tools

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: tuesday / reference: tools for cleaning the bathroom half-hidden under the sink, old trick.

self portrait

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: tuesday / reference: self-portrait taken at St. paul’s london.

pee in pink

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name: Denise / age: 28 / profession: graphic designer / location: tokio / weekday: monday / reference: boy, sit down to pee! thanks, mum.

my least favorite domestic chore: the laundry pile!

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name: dooho / age: 31 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: from an article from internet. she has already great comment on this. My worst enemy, my archerival, my most infamous nemesis, worse than Superman’s krypronite, more daunting than a dark, bleak wintery day, my least favorite domestic chore: The laundry pile!”

cognitive capitalism

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foto-3name: yuji / age: 26 / profession: unknown / location: madrid / weekday: monday / reference: the moment that’s imposible to write something intelligent unless you take 40 min to find the perfect soundtrack to your ideas

feeling inspired in portugal

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DSC_0932name: CAMILLA / age: 26 / profession: ANTIQUES DEALER / location: VERONA / weekday: MONDAY / reference: SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO CONNECT WITH EARTH TO GET INSPIRED

“Lenin” Jozo Kljaković, 1924

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name: Dmitry / age: 19 / profession: university student / location: ekaterinburg / reference: “Lenin” Jozo Kljaković, 1924

luminaria

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foto-2name: mario / age: 31 / profession: unknown / location: madrid / weekday: friday / reference: todo en esta vida es reversible

Resist

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name: Thomas / age: 24 / profession: designer / location: bruxelles / weekday: wednesday / reference: megaphone with traffic cone. Speaking in the narrowest part, direct your voice in the desired direction.

cleaning tool

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: professional order

raise

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: sunday / reference: domestic workers played a big role in mouldin children in the UK. Photo taken by me at the rainbow park, southbank, London.

Busy all the week

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name: Pierre-Henri / profession: Chargé de mission au cabinet du Maire du 3e arrondissement de Paris / location: paris / weekday: Friday / reference: Débordé toute la semaine

shadow

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: we, domestic workers play a big role in molding children inside the household yet we are deprived from recognition and acknowledgement. we are the beginning and end of all labours but we are deprived from being called workers. we are like shadows of the economy and education.

toys

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name: Michiel / age: 21 / profession: student/illustrator / location: antwerp belgium / reference: dolls working in the kitchen

Cleaning structures (pine-tree)

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name: Elsa / age: 26 / profession: Artist / location: Amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: video-still from ‘The pine-tree, the bonsai, and the sequoia’.

quietly and too politely

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: wednesday / reference: post fordism, post industrial, global tour institutionalized

food journey 3

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name: Ernst / age: 21 / profession: artist / location: Amsterdam / day: Wednesday / reference: grandma’s on their way to the supermarket. this daily routine is keeping their lifes busy.

labour bilingualism

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name: maría / age: 43 / profession: artist, researcher & teacher / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: still from ‘tiempo real’ (2003) by maría ruido, 43 min.

moving

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name: adam / age: 30 / profession: landscape architect / location: hong kong / weekday: thursday / reference: cultural workers move/migrate for residencies, exhibitions, appointments, teaching, internships, etc.

brigadeiro

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IMG_1459name: Luciana / age: 36 / profession: photographer / location: Amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: homesick, brigadeiro, brasil, sweet, cooking at home, making a girl happy, back 20, party

fermentation course in a public library

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name: riitta / age: 57 / profession: social historian & photographer / location: helsinki / reference: some leftovers from a fermentation course.

invisibility

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name: katayoun / age: 27 / profession: freelance writer, curator, translator / location: amsterdam / weekday: Wednesday / reference: mother wants to talk about cleaning

Making Music

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name: Torkel / age: 30 / profession: cultural analyst and writer / location: Stockholm / weekday: Thursday / reference: photograph from the house where i grew up, taken by my mother in 1982 or 1983.

A Dedication of Life

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name: Marissa / age: 41 / profession: domestic worker & coordinator / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: (when domestic worker’s sacrifice is too much to bear and fighting to survive is the only way) / “Oh, God! Please Let our sister Live…..”, 6 Months she may survive, 1 year maybe or even 5 years she may reach, A last stage of cancer she is so determine to defeat, Going Home to Philippines seems hell and bitter, As she found sweet refuge in UK as her Home / A smiling face greeted me as I open the door, Full of life with no trace of fear and sorrows, Dying is too near and yet too far to embrace her, Strength within I wonder where it from, As I hold her to feel her warm heart again / A family and life she would live to fight for, Unfulfilled dreams she may have had, Oh, our loving God, her thoughts are so founded and real, As she whisper her wishes through the air, Like an arts of life wandering around / Oh, God! Please let her life be spare, When would that be, please not too soon, Powerless I may to you, I dare not challenge you, You alone and only you would let us live, Oh, not let death be the short vengeance, When living could be her penance of fulfillment.

juggling clubs

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name: K. / age: 21 / profession: student / location: Antwerp

La cité des dames

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name: ariella / profession: philosopher / location: tel aviv / weekday: monday / reference: the french philosopher Christine de Pizan constructing a house

shopping for healthy food

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shopping for healthy foodname: jenny / age: 37 / profession: art worker / location: miami beach / weekday: saturday / reference: Our neighborhood is going trough an accelerated gentrification process, the local supermarket offers all kinds of expensive organic fresh foods for it’s new inhabitants.

Looking after a kid

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name: Torkel / age: 30 / profession: cultural analyst and writer / location: Stockholm / weekday: tuesday / reference: photograph from the house where I grew up, taken by my father in 1982 or 1983.

lost glove, early autumn

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name: João / age: 29 / profession: Designer / location: oslo / weekday: wednesday / reference: Last winter I saw so many lost gloves I decided to take a picture whenever I find one. I had this idea right when winter was over. this is a typical summer / early autumn glove – it is for work, rather than avoiding the cold. As cold comes, the woolen ones start to appear in the city streets, lost in public transportation, bus stops or swollen in the snow. when the sun comes, they rise above the surface.

freelancer’s joy

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freelancer delight 2name: Flavia / age: 30 / profession: graphic designer – illustrator / location: toronto / weekday: friday / reference: mi compañero trabajando en su escritorio en compañia de nuestro gato ‘cuco’, algo que jamás podríamos hacer trabajando para un estudio.

endless story

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name: agne / age: 24 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: friday / reference: everyday in Lisbon they build their houses from cardboard boxes. every day in different location. at different time. with different neighbors… never the same view through the window.

in between

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name: Yule / age: 21 / profession: illustration student / location: Antwerp / reference: This is the space between the cold and the heat, warm coats against a cold wall.

second photograph I ever took

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name: Reinilde / age: 26 / profession: student / location: Amsterdam & curaçao / weekday: wednesday / reference: my brother and me sharing a room. clean it, before the cleaner comes.

the desperate kingdom of love

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the_desperate_kingdom_of_lovename: Rafael / age: 33 / profession: artist / location: campo largo / weekday: sunday / reference: home, love, loneliness, desires, pj harvey, wishes, melancholy, flowers, woods, sad nature, music, body, pain, hope, some places, some feelings…

leaking water

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DSC00195name: catoo / age: 19 / profession: art student / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: office toilet changed into bathroom but please don’t use this shower, it’s leaking to much water.

television

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name: Colin / age: 55 / profession: photographer / location: Bath / reference: watching teletubbies with isabel

synecdoche vs metonymy

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name: margarita / age: 27 / profession: organizer of things / weekday: thursday / reference: when i was studying grammar, the example they would always use to explain what ‘synecdoche’ meant was the “all hands on deck” saying… where the hands stand in for the ‘man’ or the ‘sailor’. where the person, as a worker, is minimized down to their hands. to the utility of their body. to the utility of a part of their body.  class is mapped onto our hands.

I need

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photo (6)name: femke / age: 30 / profession: designer / location: Amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: i don’t know who you are but your words made me stop. i hope you’ll find what you need.

orange juice

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011name: Angela / age: 27 / profession: student, artist / location: Madrid / weekday: sunday / reference: good breakfast

pipol at tate

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: Sky, shadow, tate. millennium bridge. cold wind. soft breath. a lovely noon

creature comforts nr.1

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name: bernardo / age: 28 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: tuesday / reference: concrete, polyurethane, pine wood. photography by thamanta roeber, 2010.

domestic workers in the UK are now caged, set us free!!!

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name: marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: Tuesday
reference: tying migrant domestic workers to employers equal slavery and trafficking. Justice 4 domestic workers (j4DW) fight back to restore domestic worker visa with rights.

Post-Fordism

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: friday / reference: should eat something… getting inspiration

Vanity

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name: Pierre-Henri / profession: Chargé de mission au cabinet du Maire du 3e arrondissement de Paris / location: paris / weekday: saturday / reference: Vanité

Action 1

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name: Flatten the Mountain (zoe & eira)/ age: 26 / profession: Artist collaborative / location: London & Glasgow / weekday: tuesday / reference: place towel over head and pose

frames and bears

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: saturday / reference: “bears are kept and memories are framed” as we leave our own children and our own country in exchange  of money and job and a greener pasture, we missed the so many moments we supposed to share with them and that is the high cost of migration.

one second before getting started

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Camaname: Yolanda / age: 34 / profession: permanent student / location: Madrid / weekday: monday

Dustbunny Galore

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name: caro / age: 38 / profession: photographer / location: ghent / weekday: wednesday / reference: Dustbunny galore – capitalism revisited! powered by Miele

astroboi

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112_Sunday_Astroboiname: astroboi / age: 29 / profession: artist & part-time porn actor / location: barcelona / weekday: sunday / reference: creo que tradicionalmente hemos delegado la sexualidad a algo instintivo, animal y siempre que pensamos en el sexo lo vemos como algo cavernícola, innato en nosotros. Yo creo que esta es una perversión del lenguaje y de nuestra forma de interpretar el mundo. La sexualidad en todas las especies tiene un contenido social muy importante, los perros se montan para establecer jerarquías, y en el caso de los humanos esto se lleva al extremo. Toda nuestra sexualidad es un producto de nuestra historia y por lo tanto es intelectual y esta radicalmente construida. Esto implica que sentarse ante una película porno a masturbarse no va unido a apagar las neuronas sino todo lo contrario, al conocimiento, a la intelectualización, asumiendo y construyendo una serie de roles. foto: henning von berg

Dutch treat

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name: Erik / age: 37 / profession: Visual artist / location: Amsterdam / weekday: Monday / reference: Always use a step-stool to reach high places

american way of life — 1942

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IMG_20140714_113140_549name: mirari / age: 26 / profession: photographer & babysitter / location: brooklyn / weekday: tuesday / reference: doing some research at the new york public library’s picture collection

dirty creature

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filthy-creaturename: laura / age: 25 / profession: teacher & artist / location: wolverhampton / weekday: tuesday / reference: The studio sink, a filthy creature shared by many, it cleans but never gets cleaned.

still life with flowers and cleaning accessories

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name: minke / age: 30 / profession: Communication consultant / location: amsterdam / weekday: friday / reference: goodbye bouquet for our office cleaner yuki, who is going back to singapore and will be dearly missed.

cantinette

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name: alexandra / age: 27 / profession: musician & art student / location: amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: it is the truth, i live in a school canteen.

the missing part

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name: Ella / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: jerusalem / reference: Yesterday i told my friend that i can’t stand peuple put photos of their children without clothing on social media. But then, i just couldn’t resist the magic

half-way under the bed

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name: marina / location: amsterdam / weekday: wednesday / reference: can’t remember what i was doing there

bricolage galore

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name: rogier / age: 31 / profession: graphic designer / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: contrasting materials assembled for trash define variety of labour of a post-fordist worker.

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton / age: 30 / profession: publisher / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: on the 11th may 2011 news reached jeddah that a man, later to named athiraman kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the burji khalifa. from india, he came to dubai to work. he cleaned the newly opened building. in an attempt to honour athiraman kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon i photographed what i had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. these spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (image taken the 11th may 2011 in al naeem, jeddah.)

boiling bottles

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boiling bottlesname: emily / age: 34 / profession: mother-artist / location: toronto / weekday: friday /

box office

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name: tessa / age: 30 / profession: visual artist / location: berlin / weekday: monday / reference: “qu’attendre de son métier?”

Mom’s Laundry

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name: Sarah / age: 23 / profession: Student / location: Amsterdam / weekday: Sunday / reference: This is my mother at the same age I am now, 23, hanging the laundry out to dry.

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis / age: 29 / profession: Housework Practitioner / location: London / weekday: Monday / reference: ‘I perceive that the work we raise is not unique, nor isolated, that the air around it constitutes other surfaces, other grounds, other ceilings […] The work is not made only of itself: the outside exists. The outside shuts me in its whole which is like a room.’ Le Corbusier, Precisions, (New York: MIT Press, 1991) p.78.

I wash my bowl of flowers

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name: Raquel / age: 35 / profession: photographer / location: Barcelona / weekday: sunday / reference: blue cubes and flowers on the plates

cholent

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name: zeev / age: 36 / profession: filmmaker / location: jerusalem

Laundry

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: thursday / reference: groups of clothes separated by color or tones and fabrics. attention, error means the end of a garment —delicate, hand—

unfinished novel

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name: andrea / age: 32 / profession: writer & part-time bookseller / location: barcelona / weekday: sunday / reference: en mi biblioteca hay un tramo en el que las cosas dejan de estar en vertical porque no caben… ¡o necesitan descasar!

no experience required

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name: maría / age: 43 / profession: artist, researcher, teacher / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: still from ‘tiempo real’ (2003) by maría ruido, 43 min.

finding peace in the city

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name: charlotte / age: 26 / profession: Student / location: Antwerp / reference: When you’re surrounded by buildings, cars, people it’s hard to find peace. The only way to escape is to look up.

Manifestación 1 de mayo

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pancartasindihogar (1)name: sindihogar members are women from, bolivia, nepal, nigeria, chile / age: 20 a 45 / profession: domestic and care workers / location: Barcelona / weekday: wednesday / reference: Sindihogar joining the international woman’s day demonstration. Barcelona 2013.

we don’t want work

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name: maría / age: 43 / profession: artist, researcher & teacher / location: barcelona / weekday: saturday / reference: we don’t want work, we want money. still from ‘tiempo real’ (2003) by maría ruido, 43 min.

slaughterhouse

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slaughterhouse name: elsa / age: 21 / profession: student / location: besançon / weekday: thursday / reference: self-representation, voluntary work with friends in slaughterhouse. Impossible to enter in the rooms of killing. try to understand, meat. work easy but place cold and strange.

tower

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name: tziki / age: 42 / profession: artist and teacher / location: haifa / reference: improvised sculpture while cleaning the house

tools

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: professional order, invisibility, silence, working conditions

reading while dreaming

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name: zeev / age: 36 / profession: filmmaker / location: jerus 

the showroom

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: sunday / reference: justice for domestic workers with Ask! (aktie schone kunsten) at the showroom.

The corner of my room

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name: yixiang / age: 20 / profession: student / location: London / reference: I am a student who lives in London by myself. I have the habit of accumulating a lot of laundry and doing it all at once because I can’t afford to spend time washing clothes every day. When I am at my parents home, my mother does the laundry for the whole family every day.

Sombras en el aeropuerto

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name: may / age: 46 / profession: pensionista / location: Barcelona / reference: Esperando en el aeropuerto, las horas no pasan pero las personas vuelan

A GIFT FOR MY eyes

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clean-dishesname: Noemí / age: 42 / profession: RETOUCHER & IMAGE EDITOR / location: BARCELONA / weekday: MONDAY / reference: a gift of reflections and colors for my eyes

cooking – at home

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name: Paula, Sam, Fionn, Oisin, Roma / age: 36, 34, 10, 1, 0 / profession: artists, activists, architects, researchers, family, writers / location: sheffield / weekday: Saturday / reference: gingerbread. family time, Saturday morning, January 2011. 1 in 3 children living in poverty in the UK. endchildpoverty.org.uk

truth will make you free

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name: Román / age: 34 / profession: producer / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: truth will make you free

speculation strike

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name: jenny / age: 32 / profession: producer / location: sant martí vell / weekday: friday / reference: moving to the countryside escaping high rent.

lint explorer

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Lint Explorer (werker)name: ronan / age: 23 / profession: artist / location: brittany, france / weekday: tuesday / reference: tumble dryer filter (img1) and dried clothes in a tumble dryer (img2). from the same drying sequence.

Sending Box home

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976362_10200481970633777_1675221161_oname: Jena / age: 38 / profession: domestic worker / location: singapore / weekday: Wednesday / reference: Sending things home for our family in Philippines.

working the streets

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name: sohrab / age: 29 / profession: artist / location: london / weekday: monday / reference: this woman in Kabul sells magazines in the street to make a bit of extra money for their household. selling (these) magazines is regarded just slightly more worthy than begging or prostitution.

hello kitty

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name: robin / age: 33 / profession: not-writer, maybe-sculptor, student, non-photographer / location: amsterdam / weekday: thursday / reference: new arrival sitting in my bookshelf (1997 Polaroid Hello Kitty, from Takaido-higashi, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo)

hibernation

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name: Mariya / age: 28 / profession: photography student / location: haifa

no more actors

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name: David / age: 24 / profession: stage director / location: Guadalajara / weekday: tuesday / reference: Cuando sientes que el tiempo corre más rápido que tú y encuentras algo de tu presente en las chinas, porque esos lugares venden más tiempos que objetos.

temporary housing on coldharbour lane

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name: Laura Jane / age: 23 / profession: cinema worker & print maker / location: hackney / weekday: wednesday / reference: work break

cleaning windows

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: friday / reference: one of the domestic worker’s job is to teach children inside the household the good values of cleanliness and orderliness as they will bring these as they grow.

Laundry

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: thursday / reference: storm. collect clothes and drop them indoors.

cleaning

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name: ulla / age: 31 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: tuesday / reference: my mum is outside the tent cleaning the inside and outside of the tent, inside the light is like an orange sunset that surrounds you. the smell is a basement.

being a prop bitch pays, untill the paint fumes kill

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name: Laura Jane / age: 23 / profession: cinema worker & print maker / location: hackney / weekday: monday / reference: we worked last summer for a prop design company in brixton, we had to trim 1000 giant paper roses that were made in china and then shipped over to us to trim and style and then be painted because they had been made in the the wrong colour. The roses painted the roses in the same room as us which had no ventilation but we were not allowed to open the roll up door because the warehouse backed onto coldharbour lane which we got told by a man walking by when did rebel and open the shutter that this was murder mile, but everywhere in london has there own murder mile. this was a horrible job but it was the best paid job ive had since i graduated with a fine art degree.

eviction

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IMG_7343name: Juan Carlos / age: 50 / profession: Vividor / location: Madrid / weekday: monday / reference: A woman that has just been evicted from her house

food journey 2

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name: Ernst / age: 21 / profession: artist / location: Amsterdam / day: Tuesday / reference: grandma’s on their way to the supermarket. this daily routine is keeping their lifes busy.

please do not touch

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Magdalenaname: Magdalena / age: 28 / profession: artist / location: madrid / weekday: saturday / title: please do not touch / reference: in a autoedition fair — into a “cultural (house) center” — on a saturday — had taken a lot of beer

cleaning for revolution!

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name: marc / age: 30 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: monday / reference: In the global movement that occupied central squares all over the world in 2011, cleaning and caring for public space became part of protesters actions. plaça catalunya, barcelona.

architecture student house

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name: sarah / age: 21 / profession: fine arts student / location: rotterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: picture taken in delft

AIsd

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2014-07-21name: -jl / age: 35 / profession: web designer & photographer / location: Barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: AISd stands for “Auto imposed sensorial depravation”. This is the view from My home-office. I get no sunlight except for 40min around 15h. The rest of the time i don’t know what time it is or if is it cold, hot or raining.

boating for beginners

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name: margarita / age: 27 / profession: untitled / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: this is my father rowing around a group of children, somewhere at a dacha near minsk (belarus). when i showed him this picture he said that this was one of the things he liked about living in a communist (socialist?) country… that when the weekend came you had complete freedom from work…you weren’t thinking about it seven days a week, there were moments to just let go.

Euro Vision (visions of europe)

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DW1_XV9A6923-771x1024name: jesper / profession: artist / location: stockholm / weekday: saturday / reference: me working at home (unpaid) with the images from Euro Vision (visions of europe) song contest on domestic work. the polish contribution.

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela / age: – / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: wednesday / reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

hands at work

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name: margarita / age: 27 / profession: undefined / location: amsterdam / weekday: friday / reference: when our hands are not working our hands are always working

moving

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name: Adam / age: 30 / profession: landscape architect / location: Hong kong / weekday: monday / reference: cultural workers move/migrate for residencies, exhibitions, appointments, teaching, internships, etc.

care givers don’t have labor rights

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name: Irene / age: 42 / profession: artist / location: Terrassa / weekday: wednesday / reference: on a strike day in Catalunya, the care labor workers do not have the right nor the chance to strike. The revolution needs to be a feminist one.

creature comforts nr.2

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name: bernardo / age: 28 / profession: artist / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: something that could be a juicer from the 70’s but its not. photography by Thamanta roeber, 2011.

twillight

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name: Zeev / age: 36 / profession: Filmmaker / location: jerusalem / reference: self-portrait taken by my daughter before going to bed.

breakfast

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name: luisa / age: 23 / profession: photographer / location: frankfurt am main / weekday: monday / reference: after party delicious breakfast

dishes best by hand

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name: Diet / age: 40 / profession: poet & journalist / location: utrecht / weekday: monday / reference: newspaper cutout dagblad trouw

stranded hunk

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name: michiel / age: 21 / profession: student/illustrator / location: antwerp belgium / reference: This is a cardboard commercial for beer of a muscled guy. He was left behind by the previous owner of my appartment but yet i took him in. He is standing between the garbage but i think im gonna keep him… He is cute.

the precious 5th sunday of the month

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name: Marissa / age: 41 / profession: domestic worker & coordinator / location: london / weekday: sunday / reference: domestic workers have no social life. we work very long hours from 16-24 hours a day. with the busy schedules of justice 4 domestic workers (j4DW) we make sure that in a year calendar, the four months with 5 Sundays, J4dw members are out for some fresh air to relax and enjoy. sometimes in the beach, farm, museums and other historic place. we use this as one way to raise fund and encourage other fellow domestic workers to join us in upholding the rights, values and contribution of migrant domestic workers and making domestic work visible in british society.

big foot

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name: Realizza / age: 25 / profession: domestic worker & visual artist / location: london / weekday: saturday / reference: saturday night is my bedtime story night with the big boys i’m taking care after to. photo taken in singapore.

Nail cleaner

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name: thomas / age: 24 / profession: designer / location: bruxelles / weekday: tuesday / reference: Unfold the paper clip and use it as a conventional nail cleaner

Diamonds are forever

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name: Fani / age: 35 / profession: graphic designer and ceramist / location: barcelona / weekday: thursday / reference: women at work

Siesta

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siesta
name: Angela / age: 27 / profession: Artist & student / location: Madrid / weekday: Sunday / reference: When you wake up and then there is a war into your livingroom and you feel afraid of humans

Mass Production System

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name: lucía / age: 35 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: saturday / reference: tool to brush the cat —fluff—

yellow gloves

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IslBGname: mirari / age: 26 / profession: photographer & babysitter / location: brooklyn / weekday: sunday / reference: cleaning the front yard

dirty spaghetti

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name: Larissa / age: 23 / profession: graphic design student / location: antwerp

artificial silence

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111name: neodoze / age: 21 / profession: designer / location: madrid / weekday: thursday / reference: Silence. (lat. silentĭum) 1. m. Abstention from speaking. 2. m. Lack of noise. 3. m. Lack or omission of something in writing. Artificial. (lat. Artificialis). 1. adj. By hand or art of man. 2. adj. Unnatural, false. 3. adj. Produced by human ingenuity.

wanted the unwanted

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name: marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: monday
reference: Tate modern has introduced to justice for domestic workers (j4DW) the wonders of unwanted things that arts doesn’t have to be expensive or out of nothing there is actually something valuable that often ignored during our workshop and visit around Tate. Since then, it stayed in my mind that before throwing things to the bin and recycle made me think of what other things I could do. I have now loads of ARTS collections for our own exhibit in Tate modern perhaps in early 2013 with theme ‘making domestic work visible in british society’.

new project

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IMG_1418name: emily / age: 34 / profession: mother-artist / location: toronto / weekday: friday / reference: the new associate

Indonesian training centre for domestic helpers

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name: atherine / age: 44 / profession: teacher / location: Swansea / weekday: friday / reference: In 2005, Isabella stayed in a training agency in Jakarta – with over 700 other girls, all waiting to be sent to Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong as a domestic helper. Such training centres are compulsory, as Indonesian agencies claim all their applicants are given cooking and hygiene classes. Most importantly, the girls are also required to learn English. However, Isabella experienced very harsh living conditions in the centre. The days were very long, the girls had to wake up at 5 am, and they could only rest at 11 pm. There were not enough beds, the food was scarce and very basic, with little nutritional value. The centre was locked, and the girls were not allowed outside. They were not allowed to use their phone either. This training centre has been closed recently because it was also found out that under-aged girls were being contracted as a domestic helper. Isabella stayed in the centre 40 days before being sent to Singapore. As she started working, she was then charged 2280 Singapore dollars by the Indonesian agency, which means that for the first 6 months of her employment, her full salary was sent back to the agent and she did not receive any money.