Artists At Work: Jason Haynes
image by Ania Bas duplicated
Artists At Work artists in other occupations, creative approaches to a common reality A publication which works like a travelling exhibition/think tank, based on the interests and concerns outlined below. This is able to fit into a number of environments, from galleries to work and educational settings. This will aid further ideas and developments.
(Currently its online availability is best found on Amazon in the UK and selective countries. Or also as an ebook through Kindle. Alternatively it can now be bought directly from from this site: bookcopies.webs.com/)
blurb "This book focuses on artists who use secondary employment to influence their activity. Whether supplementary day jobs in call centers or placement opportunities bringing change to the work place. Potentially challenging, reflective or insightful; these artists express different approaches in their disparate disciplines towards ‘making a living’. The artists here represent a real diversity in today's working environments and concerns; from factory and office work to inner city schools and human rights issues. An ongoing narrative accompanies this, seeking to address thoughts on overlapping identities and roles whilst also aiming to offer a more personable and accessible read. Relevant comparisons with artists from the wider history of art is also reflected upon, in order to offer up alternative contexts in a common ground of understanding.This book analyses these approaches and seeks to understand the potential movements and boundaries for the artist in contemporary society."
September-October 2015 The Exchange @ Brunswick East The publication has been accepted to be a art of this new artist led project/cafe and book collection, alongside some ongoing zines which I will contribute.
March 2015 'Work and Art Symposium' at UCA Canterbury on 26 March 2015 The publication will feature in the Herbert Read Gallery Reading room installation as part of an exhibition/dialogue concerning artists and employment, run by 'Collaborative Research Group'.
December 2013 I will have 450+ copies purchased from a London-based company called 'etc.venues' who feature in the book and collect and support work made by artists. This gives me two (intensive) months to finalise and edit the written drafts.
Over 20 artists are to be featured in the book. There are to be chapters featured alongside these in order to provide an ongoing narrative, these are: -An Introduction -Stories Revising The Art Teacher -Work Material -Collaborative Waves -Placements; Challenging Behaviour -Social Aims; Alternative Autonomies -Transversal Composites; Back To The St(art)
August 2013 Some artists were approached and some were chosen through this call for entries:
A publication is seeking artists in part time or full time employment who have used secondary employment to influence their activities or a particular piece of work. Any medium or artform is acceptable, but please note this will be shown in print so you will need to include some visual support or evidence of the work. The entry is open to interpretation for example, as a critique, celebratory, representative or exploratory and can be indirectly approached, so long as a link to your other employment can be found. If selected you will receive a copy of the publication with your work in it. There is also an aim to retain some of the current budget towards a token payment for your time.
Understands many artists require second incomes to support their practice and is interested in those who use their supplementary ‘day jobs’ as a source for their own practices or direction. In doing so it aims to establish an alternative approach to this situation where the two professions may be blurred or collaborated in new or interesting ways, as well as reflecting on current trends or situations for artists and employment today.