melleigh:


This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.

god damn
fattributes:

Eggplant, Prosciutto, & Pesto Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

omg these look amaaaze
st-south:

Denmark roadtrip - February 2014
kevinhaughey:

Seen today at RHA annual exhibition,Dublin.
Art is an argument between what it looks like and what it means.
- Brett Whiteley (via larmoyante)

(via stfulily)

might have to bake some of these tmr
drawingarchitecture:

Andrew Heumann