For his series Cost of Living, #JoshKline interviewed janitors and then used 3-D printing technology to create sculptural works featuring replicas of their body parts and the supplies used to complete their tasks. For this work, he spoke with Aleyda, a housekeeper at the Hotel Rivington, on the Lower East Side. Kline’s sculptures call attention to an often invisible labor force and remind us that workers’ humanity is sometimes valued less that the tools used to complete their jobs. In the artist’s words, the work reflects “the relentless push to squeeze more productivity out of workers—turning people into reliable, always-on office appliances.” #WhitneyPortraits
Shared by whitneymuseum (Whitney Museum of American Art) and selected for Art.