Coordinated by British Columbia artists Jennie Johnston and Shamina Senaratne, this project was created by Chicago Illinois artist Elaine Luther in 2021, as she explored labour, domestic labour, and unpaid caring work. Expanding in the last three years, the project has now had multiple exhibits and many of the pieces submitted by artists across the United States will soon appear in a book. We thought it would be interesting to check in on this issue here at home. Time cards record the hourly work done by workers in paid institutions. In many ways they are obsolete today, but we invite you to ponder the work that you do without getting paid to add your voice and vision to this project.. Whether the work you do without pay is emotional labour, housework, caregiving, or unpaid aspects of freelance work, we invite you to join us to make a time card. This project is open to all genders and all forms of unpaid labor. There are no restrictions on the type of media. Ideally, art will not extend more than two inches beyond the time card itself, and some portion of the time card should remain visible. We have future plans for an exhibit of these time cards, in the Vancouver area of British Columbia.
This project is open to artists across Canada via mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to Jennie.
Visit this link to learn more and sign up: https://www.jenniejohnston.com/projects/clocking-in