Renee Couture House Work: Taking Measure (2009) digital pigment print on Plexiglas
Escaping the Everyday #1
digital pigment print on Plexiglas
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 House Work: Taking Measure (2009) ink on Japanese paper
Over and Over, Lost in a Mindless Rhythm
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.

image credit: Sandee McGee

Renee Couture House Work: Taking Measure (2009)


Renee Couture House Work: Taking Measure (2009) roughly 2,300 used tea bags, fabric, gouache, pencil, paper
There is No Bottom to Reach
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 House Work: Taking Measure (2009) 2.5 ounces potato chips, 22K Italian gold leaf
We Eat Laughing, Helpless and Forgetful
2.5 ounces potato chips, 22K Italian gold leaf
variable dimensions

A humorous work about desire.

image credit: Susan Rochester

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

A recording of a small daily action.

image credit: Sandee McGee

Renee Couture House Work: Taking Measure (2009)


Renee Couture House Work: Taking Measure (2009) human hair, mapping pins, pencil
HairLine
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

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