Clean Labour, Brendan Fernandes. Photo by Chester Toye.
September Flux Saturday: Help Wanted!
Sep 24, 2022
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Building 404A
Help Wanted! features the screenings of performances by Brendan Fernandes and Jevijoe Vitug & Maureen Catbagan as the Abang-guard Duo, along with situ performance by Kahori Kamiya.
This project explores the invisibility of immigrant domestic workers by analyzing the relationship between dominance and resistance, their social isolation, and how they organize in solidarity. How is it possible to reflect on migrant workers as both a commodity and as an essential labor force? Domestic workers are part of an invisible community rejected by society for different reasons, such as their ethnicity, and their social and immigration status. This category of work includes but is not limited to nannies, cleaning services, direct caretakers, doormen, gardeners, maids, and security guards, among other activities.
Help Wanted! centers domestic workers and how they fortify themselves in an unjust and unequal system by inciting resistance and solidarity. Domestic workers are the focal point to be seen, heard, and appreciated. They are portrayed as a vital element in the labor market.
September Flux Saturday is the first of a series of events organized by curator Emireth Herrera, in which she invites participants to discuss the resilience and empowerment necessary for domestic workers to navigate their roles in a capitalist labor force.
- 3 – 4:30pm — Performance by Kahori Kamiya
- 3 – 5pm — Performances by Brendan Fernandes, and Jevijoe Vitug & Maureen Catbagan as the Abang-guard Duo (Performances will be screened on a loop)
This event is free and open to the public.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.