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.

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.

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela
age: -
profession: artist
location: barcelona
weekday: tuesday
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.

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.

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’.

happy face

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name: Marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: Thursday
reference: I normally cook the beans mixed with any other vegetable as soup base for her pasta dinner ready to serve with grilled/oven fresh steak, chicken fillet or fish fillet. when becky is back from school the moment we enter the house she will say, “I’m Hungry!” so I make sure I have ready food to serve because I know she is starving hungry beautiful creature. domestic work is invisible and ignored – indeed the better they are at their work the more invisible it is. Domestic work is support work, unnoticed if it is done well, but noticed if it isn’t done. Justice for domestic workers (j4dw) in making domestic work visible in british society.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 round the globe leaving their most precious children and home to a domestic worker. This contribution has been isolated and always treated as something exceptional and unimportant. Domestic work is the beginning and end of all labour. Justice for domestic workers (j4Dw) is making domestic work visible in british society.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

gingerbread exchanged in conversation about child poverty – city centre

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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, uk
weekday: Saturday
reference: gingerbread. family time, Saturday morning, January 2011. 1 in 3 children living in poverty in the Uk. www.endchildpoverty.org.uk