24th August – 8th September
Time bank was born out of a residency program undertaken by the artist earlier this year in Murcia, an agricultural region in the southeast of Spain. The work is based on research into alternative economic practices that have sprung up in the area over the past decade. The artist set up a simple ‘banco de tiempo’ (time bank), an initiative in which people exchange labour time without currency. She gave English tuition to people in exchange for their participation in the project. The work poses questions about how we categorise activities deemed worthy of exchange and/or monetary compensation. It looks at material acts of making through the lens of labour as a social and relational process.