We all work and this project is about how that work, paid or unpaid, is perceived, renumerated and legitimised. The world of work is changing rapidly and the jobs we do affect our identities, social class and relationships. This is a visual arts project which aims to question why much of the most necessary and important work is carried out illegally, for less than a living wage and often invisibly. Through it we aim to question the distinctions we make between work and all those other things we do which are not normally classified as work.
This is a call out for collaborators to place the figures in new places. Anyone is free to copy these or make their own life size working female figures and place them in public spaces and to use the @laborolove tag. However, anyone who would like a figure: a cleaner, a sex worker or a child carer, please send a message via this site, or twitter @laborolove or email@example.com and we will mail a pack like those on this page. The pack includes everything you need except glue (white glue/pva) for safety reasons. In exchange we ask for at least 3 photos of the figure in its site, from close up, mid distance and as far away as possible. Please send the images to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @laborolove and include the date if it is not sent the same day you pasted. Chose sites carefully, get permission if possible, and always be safe as we cannot accept responsibility for accidents or legal action if you are trespassing or if you break local laws. We welcome more permanent siting if anyone gets agreement. Thanks for helping make more work visible.