Two ongoing projects in which I take my life as woman-wife-mother-housekeeper to the studio and my work.
The first work named Growing Concerns is made with all the boxes I collect from my own grocery shopping. I use the ones that are not necessary mainly because the food is inside a bag that is inside the box. I "dressed"the boxes with reused red carpet. I handsewn them as part of my daily routine. Then, when I have the chance I install the work with all the pieces, sometimes on a wall or on the floor, this is a changeable and adaptable piece. / With this kind of work I resist the disposable culture in which we live in and fight back consumerism and waste by making art without spending any money just using what I found around. I'm also trying to make visible the huge amount of work that domestic labor means.
The second piece has no name yet and it's composed by 31 homemade dough houses hanged each from a needle. In this work I'm talking again as my role as woman.mother.housewife artist using this material that my kids use and that is easily found at home (wheat, salt, water). Besides the aspects of nourishing and playing that this artwork has, it is also a statement on a huge problem that we have in Spain (certainly not only here) with housing, eviction, loss of jobs, loss of quality jobs, etc...it speaks about the precarious situation we are living these past years and now
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Andrea Hauer, Madrid- Spain