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Discard (work shirt)

2013-2014
A series of wall hung mono-print reliefs cast in aluminum of my discarded work shirts after a day at the foundry. In a conflation between (my) creative labor and (the larger sphere of) maual labor, these are indexes haunted by absence—marking the economic and cultural shifts away from industrial labor towards immaterial and affective labor.

A.K. Burns, Shirt

Discard (work shirt) 1, 2013. Aluminum, 30 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches.

A.K. Burns, Shirt

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A.K. Burns, Shirt

Discard (work shirt) 2, 2013. Aluminum, 21 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches.

A.K. Burns, Shirt

Detail of above image

A.K. Burns, Shirt

Discard (work shirt) 3, 2013. Aluminum, 16 x 20 inches.

A.K. Burns, Shirt

Discard (work shirt) 4, 2013. Aluminum, 13 x 42 inches.

A.K. Burns, Shirt

Untitled (work shirt), 2013. Aluminum, 12 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches.

A.K. Burns, Shirt

Untitled (work shirt), 2014. Aluminum, 34 x 28 inches.

A.K. Burns, Shirt

Untitled (work shirt), 2014. Aluminum, 33 x 30 inches.