1. a platform that pivots between object and space
2. a platform where uppercase is optional
3. a platform intervened by women
4. a platform that is presented now
5. a platform that is elastic in time and experiences
6. a platform that exists only in interaction
7. a platform with senses
8. a platform that expands
9. a platform that unfolds naturally in translation
The existence of things relies on context. We are constantly referencing the constructed landmarks in time or quantifying time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, and decades. There are also indexical terms that serve as referential points for our social endeavors, such as 'now.'
Today’s perception of time has shifted to one of constant revision and quantification. The term 'now' is excessively used across media in our current society. It aims to demarcate a precise moment in time. 'Now', as an isolated term, acts as a highlighter of realness, newness, and importance. Its immediate nature implies a sense of urgency - a word that anticipates action. Nevertheless, the illusion of the present- aspect of 'now' can be considered false, as by the time you finish thinking or reading, it already belongs to the past.
Just as the 'now' is doomed to become 'then,' this book aims to generate interactions in various contexts that emerge from a constant interplay of time travel and conceptual contradiction. Ultimately, it explores the potential resurrection of the present moment once it arrives at your own 'now.'
We propose the following questions: What is our relation to the term 'now'? How do we respond to it as contributors, and how do we contextualize it as recipients?
In 2020, we believe you, like many of us, spent the majority of this year staying indoors, and our senses became more acute around who does what, and how much time is allocated in the domestic space.
Looking into 2021, the acknowledgment of domestic labor is necessary.
In the article “Wages against Housework” that was published in 1975, Silvia Federici brought up the concept of “viewing wages for housework as a political perspective”. This act aims not just to receive a wage for the housework but more precisely as a political act. This helps transform the discussion and bring attention to the value, time, environment of housework, and different roles (nurse, chief, cleaning staff, teacher, etc.) that the person functions under the term “housework”.
HOUSEWORK 2021 is a planner, that serves both as a way to document our daily activities and all the housework done at home. We created charts with a variety of house chores, each with an assigned code that will be used to track your activities and calculate your housework wages. This one-year calendar format was designed to speak to the longevity, repetition, and consistency needed in the household duty. The work’s goal is to point out the failure of not attributing the label of labor to housework and instead, portraying it as labor of care and love.
By the end of the year 2021, we hope to recognize the amount of work and care that we contribute to the domestic environment and reflect on the weighted value of all the chores completed.
Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheet, 39 Cialinen 2040, Lineco neutral pH adhesive , natural hemp twine bead cord 2mm, 60lb natural white paper, hex code for color #474038
design: current press
daifuku chō binding
8.5" x 4"