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Good Work, 2009
7-channel video installation, 5 minute, looped

Good Work is a 7-channel video installation set up like an underground surveillance station. I worked with 8 members of a custodial staff whose shift hours are 11pm-6am. I created a series of synchronized dance videos that play off each other as workers move from fulfilling the routine duties of their jobs to sudden moments of release and fantasy, and then back again to work. The project brings forward the unseen and unknown workers of an institution and considers a viewers implicated role as voyeur, witness, or uncoverer of a secret system.

The Name is inspired by the Claire Denis film Beau Travail.

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