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

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).