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LAUREN CHIPEUR

Canada

My current practice involves the digestion and regurgitation of economic processes. I experiment with the act of exchange as a means of interaction with those who visit my installations. My work deals with spheres of exchange, methods of production and labour, and systems of value.

The art world's economic system, which can seem to arbitrarily value artwork and the labour of the artist, is disorienting. In my work I attempt to question this sphere of value. For my most recent projects this involves collecting the audience's labour as a valuable commodity, that is something worth collecting. Like an art collector I hope to speculate on the potential value inherent in human labour, but instead of capitalizing on the uniqueness of the artist as genius (and as a result their labour being valuable), I am locating value in all labour.



Lauren Chipeur at glogauair.net:
OPEN STUDIOS June 2013
NO WORKING ON SATURDAYS // Resident Artist Exhibition
Lauren Chipeur // Showcase Project
OPEN STUDIOS March 2013

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