Taste of Labor- Hamburger, Pork Cutlet, Steak, 2015-16


Capture images, 3-Channel Video and Sound, 14:16

For this work, I record the consumption of meals that cost the same price as my hourly rate for a part-time job. The video is interrupted by a black screen with intermittent white text that pops up in alphabetical order. The text consists of a job description that includes the location of the job, the title of the job/post, and the hourly rate. In this way, the value and the content of labor inscribed in the text are revealed as the behind-the-scenes of my eating. By prioritizing my favorite foods regardless of my income, I try to find a way in which my labor connects to a form of personal happiness.