M.L.Ukeles Maintenance Manifesto Response
This proposal challenges the concept of maintenance and how maintenance is viewed. She proposes an active piece where the artist would be present at all times preforming tasks of maintenance. She would be cleaning the floors, walls, and objects in the space. As she performs these actions there will be taped interviews playing of people answering questions revolving around the concept of maintenance. Meanwhile, each day polluted contents would arrive at the museum and be purified. All of the different aspects of this piece would test how people view the daily tasks of upkeep.