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Pull the strings.

Climb the ladder.

Lean in.

Jump through hoops.

Job hop.

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Pitch your product.

Propose your value.

Loop back around.

Count the hours.

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Work Statement —

Do The Dance (2017) is an visual essay exploring the performative nature of labor in a capitalist context. An editorial perspective on the thin line we walk (dance) when accessing and committing to various means of survival. You bend, you stretch, you hop, you jump, you skip, you break, you broke so you dance.

 

featuring:

poem by ayana zaire

performance work by melriah 

photographic works by ayana zaire

cinematic works by samson binutu

motion picture edit + direction by ayana zaire

song "journey in satchidananda" by alice coltrane

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Bounce Gigs.

Tag team.

Lend an ear.

Pick a brain.

Crunch the Numbers.

Code switch.

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Raise your rate.

Negotiate your pay.

Labor is work.

Do the dance.

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