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Artist Salary

This is an experimental durational performance which centers my mental wellbeing alongside the act of existing and working as an artist. The piece draws inspiration initially from the etymology of the word Salary. It is a statement about fair pay for artists, the tropes and associations made in reference to us and the pressures we find ourselves under.

Taking course within the confines of a 9 ’till 5 working day, stage lighting illuminates the artist and the temperature is incrementally raised in the studio. The artist is put on the hot seat, isolated in the studio as the pressure increases. Making nothing other than the sweat from his pours, the artist earns his Salary.

With thanks to Andrew Quinn for the documentation of this piece.

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