Tedium (2010-2011)
Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) digital pigment print
A Long, Slow, Forlorn Cry (no. 1)
digital pigment print
25" x 29"

Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) digital pigment print
A Long, Slow, Forlorn Cry (no. 2)
digital pigment print
25" x 29"

Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) digital pigment print
A Long, Slow, Forlorn Cry (no. 4)
digital pigment print
25" x 29"

In the essay, “Clearing the Ground”, Henri Lefebvre states:
The housewife is immersed in everyday life, submerged, swallowed up; she never escapes it, except on the plane of unreality (dreams: fortune tellers, horoscopes, the romantic press, anecdotes and ceremonies on television, etc.).

These are three of 10 images titled “A Long, Slow, Forlorn Cry”. Specific pages were selected from a romance novel and then redacted it using collected dryer lint turning it into any/every typical romance novel.

Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) archival digital images on Plexiglas
Congealed Labor
archival digital images on Plexiglas
variable dimensions, 36 photos, each image is 4" x 4"

Each lint cube is viewed as a unit of labor, demonstrating that within the tedium of repetition inherent in household labors that there is a sliver of uniqueness.




Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) archival digital print on Plexiglas
Permutation (March 1)
archival digital print on Plexiglas
24" x 24"

Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) digital pigment print on Plexiglas
Permutation (July 4)
digital pigment print on Plexiglas
24" x 24"

Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) digital pigment print on Plexiglas
Permutation (August 6)
digital pigment print on Plexiglas
24" x 36"

Renee Couture Tedium (2010-2011) digital pigment print on Plexiglas
Permutation (December 24)
digital pigment print on Plexiglas
24" x 36"

"Every day thousands upon thousands of women sweep up the dust which has gathered imperceptibly since the previous day.”
Christiane Peyre of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (1960-61)

This body of work continues to explore the labor completed within one's home. The dryer lint serves as a signifier for the often invisible home labor easily undone by household users.

Using scans of lint cubes that are layered in photoshop, the cubes are transformed into clouds. The 12 images in this group (four shown here) are titled after specific dates, such as national holidays, significant days in the news, birthdays of family members to demonstrate that house work is never ending.

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