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Art Skill Certificate & Video as Proof of the Ability to Handle Wood Tools, 2015

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Print, A4 size, Single Channel Video, 4:41, Variable Dimensions

In the form of a video and a certificate in which I granted myself, the work legitimizes my skills as an artist. Labor has more often than not been valued as less than the final product. Because of this I have decided to focus more on these aspects of labor that are more closely linked to art as a particular skill. Additionally, I try to show that artistic labor is in close proximity to other forms of everyday labor – the use of wood tools is also used in everyday construction. Through the work’s self-certification process, the role or function of the artist is not given by art institutions but by the artist him or herself. As a result, the skills and techniques for an art practice, rather than being standardized are made diverse.