Art&, York Racecourse, 2018
Participatory installation of slipcast found bottles debating the issues and value around paying artists with "exposure", and the potential power of social media.
The installation asks people to consider what original art is worth, to give an insight into the costs involved in making the work, and invites a choice.
You can take a bottle. How you pay for it is up to you.
Paying in £
The monetary price of this bottle is £45. If you choose to pay in cash / by card, your obligation ends here, and the transaction is complete. You are more than welcome to add a little exposure if you wish, but only if you wish. Thank you for supporting a working artist.
(Total price for each bottle: 2 hours work @ £10 per hour (£20) + materials (£3) + studio costs (£8.50) + Art& commission (£13.50) = £45
(What has not been charged for – design time, breakages in making, test pieces unsuitable for sale, display costs and my time to be here at the show)
Paying in EXPOSURE
If you believe that exposure is a fair method of payment, I would like you to quantify this by entering in to the following contract. You are now bound provide £45 worth of exposure by (but not limited to) the following methods:
· Photographs of the object must be posted on Instagram, tagging the artist @laylakhoo and using the hashtags #laylakhoo #payartists #ipaidinexposure #artand2018 #britishceramics
· Photographs of the object must be posted on Twitter, tagging the artist @khoolayla and using the hashtags #laylakhoo #payartists #ipaidinexposure #artand2018 #britishceramics
· Photographs of the object must be posted on Facebook, tagging the artist @laylakhooart and using the hashtags #laylakhoo #payartists #ipaidinexposure #artand2018 #britishceramics
· The object must be clearly displayed in your home, with the artist’s details given to all who view it
This will allow the artist to monitor if there is truly any quantifiable
benefit to the questionable benefit of “exposure”