Work Labour Action (1999 - on)

5 3’x 4’ posters randomly wheat-pasted around the city: Toronto 1999, Vancouver 2001, New York 2007

Work Labour Action is a five photo poster narrative from the life of Hannah Arendt. Each image is taken during the period in which she was writing a seminal text: The Loves of St. Augustine (1924); The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951); The Human Condition (1958); Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963), On Revolution (1963); The Life of The Mind: Willing, Thinking (1977). Work represents the work of art, the thing that is left behind, Labour is the maintenance, the task of postering, Action is the political gesture enacted in the public sphere.

(fig. 1, 2) This site is at the corner of Euclid and Queen on a TD Canada Trust Bank building, Toronto.

(fig. 3) Street Scene, an group show curated by Lee Plested at Murray Guy in Chelsea, New York. The 5 bluelines are crudely wheat-pasted to the gallery walls. Gareth Moore's work is the background.

Work Labour Action (1999) Euclid and Queen, Toronto

Work Labour Action (1999) Euclid and Queen, Toronto

Work Labour Action (2007) Murray Guy, NYC