Pat Hoffie 'International Travel'

This body of work titled International Travel falls within my ongoing series Fully Exploited Labour, which has continued through a number of iterations for over thirty years. During that time, a range of materials and approaches—including performance, video, installation, embroidery, billboards and painting—have been used to explore changing ideas about what constitutes work, and to simultaneously ask how this is reflected by, and in, the practice of what we call art.

William Platz’s essay here, “Works on Paper”, continues and extends the enquiry through his consideration of just what might or might not ‘work’ on paper. Or, to be plain: how can works on paper work? And, in the case of this particular body of work, how can works-on-paper-about-work work?