a day in the life
‘A Day in the Life’ is a sequence of porcelain time cards that stand as an archival record of time spent in the studio upon each visit.
Similar time cards are used as a mechanized way to ensure that workers are honest in regards to calculating work hours. On the surface ‘A day in the Life’ is just that, a record of the time spent in the studio.
The piece is a reaction to the theory of alienation that dominates Karl Marx’s (1967) ideas on an impoverished everyday experience where labor becomes commodity, and the imposition of artificial labor and production cycles imbue daily life with feelings of tedium and repetition.