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I am offering you my labor for free (2018-2019)

 

In this project, Tsuchimoto experimented with how to intervene in/participate in an unfamiliar culture and make connections with others. Within the framework of the art biennial, she gained access to visit different communities for five days and approached local people with signs inscribed with the message “I AM OFFERING YOU MY LABOR FOR FREE”. Tsuchimoto explored how an individual can offer services, and which services people can offer to another without financial benefit. It was composed of processes of building temporary relations and trust with complete strangers and bringing playful communication in daily life contexts. She also questioned stereotypes of gender, ethnicity, and class in the workplace as well as for how the role of artists can affect cultures and society outside the Art World.

 

Performance at RAVY Biennale 2018, Yaoundé, Cameroon

(assistance and photo by Gerard Ngan)

 

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Performance at LAGOS Biennial, Lagos, Nigeria

(photo/video by Anthony Monday Asokere)

Assistants: Olufela Omokeko, Kayode Oluwa 

 

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