Renee Couture

Taking Measure
Renee Couture Taking Measure video stills
Labor Day's Labor
2009
video stills

I went to a road in much need of repair, yet skipped over by the recent wave of stimulus-related road construction and repaired it using materials used in or waste produced from domestic activities.

Renee Couture Taking Measure digital print
Escaping the Everyday
2009
digital print
36" x 27"

Responds to the essay "Clearing the Ground" by Henri Lefebvre. At the end of the essay, he states that the housewife is at risk of being swallowed by the "everyday" and she escapes through a variety of means.

Renee Couture Taking Measure


Renee Couture Taking Measure ink on Japanese paper
Over and Over, Lost in a Mindless Rhythm
2009
ink on Japanese paper
147" x 12"

Documents the invisibility of household labor through the repeated printing of the cutting board used in the kitchen.

images by Sandee McGee

Renee Couture Taking Measure


Renee Couture Taking Measure roughly 2,300 used tea bags, fabric, gouache, pencil, paper
There is No Bottom to Reach
2009
roughly 2,300 used tea bags, fabric, gouache, pencil, paper
variable dimensions

The work uses spent tea bags to prove that some sort of activity happens during times of leisure.

image credit: Sandee McGee

Renee Couture Taking Measure 2.5 ounces potato chips, 22K Italian gold leaf
We Eat Laughing, Helpless and Forgetful
2009
2.5 ounces potato chips, 22K Italian gold leaf
variable dimensions

A humorous work about desire.

image credit: Susan Rochester

Renee Couture Taking Measure knitted used dental floss, knitting needles
I Snap Alive at this Ritual
2009
knitted used dental floss, knitting needles
variable dimensions

A recording of a small daily action.

image credit: Sandee McGee

Renee Couture Taking Measure


Renee Couture Taking Measure human hair, mapping pins, pencil
HairLine
2008
human hair, mapping pins, pencil
40" x 6" 2.5"

Explores the ability for one's hair to reflect events in his/her life.

image credit: Susan Rochester

Renee Couture Taking Measure knitted horse hair
Moments Ago Now
2008
knitted horse hair
variable dimensions

A response to an essay comparing the labor of knitting with the labor of drawing.

Image by Sandee McGee