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Real Work is a collection of artwork by Mark Moskovitz about workers who have lost a sense of physical exertion in their job. It consists of a few installations and videos, but my favorite has got to be Labor Movement, a piece of gym equipment where you lift real rocks:

Labor Movement is the centerpiece of Real Work. It is a machine that reminds us through materials, design, and raw construction that our lives have evolved in such a way that we’ve compartmentalized exercise so that it suits our schedules but carries little honesty in terms of a holistic, well-rounded life. How many masons or pipefitters would need a gym membership?

Check out more about this Denver, CO show at Core77 and more art at Mark Moskovitz’s website.


Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site:

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