Free Fabrication


The markings on this pair of work jeans were collected over a three month period spent working on other art students projects. A poster was used to advertise this service, and lots of students from across the art school got in touch. Some of the jobs were fabricating display objects, whilst other people requested work on the artworks themselves. However the majority of the jobs were actually accompanying keen yet inexperienced makers who were intimidated by the workshop environment. It was surprising how little structures were in place within the art school to encourage hands on practice, but then again unsurprising considering a laptop takes up less space than a sculpture. The jeans became a uniform, exploring the relationship between art and labour. As the condition of the jeans deteriorated, the practical skillset of those involved strengthened.