|For all three of the artists involved, taking part in 'Part-time' was as much about recording and responding to a vast number of experiences, than in producing one concise outcome. The artists each documented their involvement in the project rigorously through writing, photography, film and other means.
The artists felt that the best way to convey such a varied number of responses was to each set up a blog displaying / archiving all the information they collected during their work periods. Please click on the links to the left to view the individual artist's blogs.
Amongst the material produced, each artist created a number of artefacts which could be seen as standalone responses to the project:
Ellie Harrison, who decided to document all activities she performed 24 hours a day for the entire four weeks, made a series of 28 colour-coded bar charts chronicling her day-by-day involvement in 'Part-time'. She also summarised this data in a series of four 'Final Hours Slips' - pastiche payslips showing her total time devoted to different aspects of the project each week. Both of these works can be accessed via her blog.
Elizabeth Kearney, who set up and maintained a car boot stall for four consecutive weekends, produced a series of four mugs on which were printed drawings and diagrams cataloguing the items she sold, alongside her attempts to define her relationship to work. Images of the mugs can be viewed via her blog. Elizabeth, together with her band Swim Cat Swim, also wrote and recorded the song Rebel Girl, which has become the official anthem of the UUA. You can listen to the track here.
Joanna Spitzner spent her time in Blackpool assembling an archive of interviews with local workers discussing their relationships to their jobs. She eventually aims to compile the interviews into a documentary. She also became fascinated with the slogans on the postcards readily available in tourist shops. She made a series of imitation cards in which she used the style of the originals to translate her own experiences of living and working in the famous tourist town. The postcards can also be viewed via her blog.