Material as Labour. Labour as Value
2020, Edition on 50
‘Material as Labour. Labour as Value’ is a text written for ‘Production Production’, a Yellowfields publication. The text describes the fabrication of recent works, the thoughts behind these works and a manifesto for making sustainable artworks.
Yellowfields is an independent project, curated by Georgia Hall which investigates critical ideas through the writing of emerging female artists. Across three thematic publications, featured artist texts sit alongside a curatorial or art historical essay which highlights overarching ideas. The project aims to generate critical impact through challenging environmental and socio-political issues.
‘Production production’ also has essays from Jade Montserrat, Freya Dooley, Harriet Bowman and Ellen Wilkinson.
East Side Projects hosted a online launch of ‘Production Production’ where Lathwood and writer, Ellen Wilkinson discussed the text and facilitated a live screen printing workshop producing a limited edition of the manifesto. The manifesto was printed on 100% recycled paper using homemade Oak Gall Ink. The Manifesto is part of an ongoing research project and open to other’s ideas and suggestions. A PDF version is available here