Clean Labour, Brendan Fernandes. Photo by Chester Toye.

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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.

Sep 24, 2022
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Building 404A