ESSAYS IN ARTIST BOOKS

2008:

HouseWork

In Preoccupations: Things Artists Do Anyway, Cornelia Erdmann and Michael Lee Hong Hwee, eds. (Hong Kong: Studio Bibliotheque and laiyan projects, 2008), 44-5.

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While Ulysses was away, Penelope shunned opportunistic suitors with the oldest alibi in the book - she reiterated that a woman's work is never done. As part of her ruse, Penelope spun a robe in the day, and as night fell, started ro undo what she had completed in the day. Such repetitive house­work was Penelope's lifeline. It gave her a room of her own. Was Penelope doing work or housework? How would you differentiate the two?

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