bohemian odalisca studying at home

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calmluxe and voluptename: esther
age: 53
profession: independent actionist artist and researcher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: this picture is part of a series about work and studying at home as action and a sort of protest related to the constant making of art products that artist are some how lured on to by the capitalist art making machine. la boheme is at home , she reminds any modernist model of a male painter of the times past , but she is in fact in control and working , as the portrait is taken with a self timer camera on a tripod. She is like luxe, calm and volupté but her mind is very busy she can’t help to work to move to act on that supposed stillness of her coquete pose .

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis
age: 29
profession: HouseWerk 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.

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.

the inbetweens

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name: margarita
age: 27
profession: ……….
location: amsterdam
weekday: tuesday
reference: everything before and after this breakfast table is domestic work. gathering, preparing, setting… then, gathering, cleaning, putting away. it is always bookended by these tasks, so you draw out the inbetween for as long as you can. (photograph of my grandfather and our daily breakfast ritual)

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis
age: 29
profession: HouseWerk 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.

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.

trash can

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name: sarai
age: 24
profession: graphic designer
location: amsterdam
weekday: sunday
reference: sunday night in front of the tv reorganizing the desktop of my computer. rename finished projects with a clear title for finding it back easier. cleaning ‘never using’ files by using the trash can. ‘empty trash can’ rethink did i loose an important software or something?

The house museum is a western concept

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name: andrea
age: 32
profession: writer / part time bookseller
location: this time shanghai
weekday: saturday
reference: ladislau Hudec was shanghai’s most important art deco architect.  In China i slipped in his house, opened drawers, looked through the dusty windows and took this picture. next to its door, there is a plaque: “Residence of Hudec. Designed by ladislau hudec. built in 1930. masonry structure. english country house style”. according to my guide, now it’s a museum.

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela
age: 30
profession: artist
location: barcelona
weekday: monday
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.

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis
age: 29
profession: HouseWerk 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.