Fringe Benefits, 2022 Nylon, deer hide, metal 6 x 6 feet Tania Willard
In this work I am thinking about shelter, value, labour and pop up tent economies like; pow wow, farmers markets, info-tables, fundraising and frybread stands. Part of a developing of series of works that are adaptations of existing tools and instruments that become suggestive of potentialities in their new forms. Fringe Benefits refers to non-wage benefits, which can be positive but also can act against wage increase demand but still opens a space that challenges the primacy of capital in terms of our satisfaction, as workers..as humans. Produced during my Forge Project fellowship visit, Ai Weiwei designed Forge building in the background.