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John Menick

 

John Menick will investigate a series of displacements that occur when people are given a choice between the demands of the workplace and the promise of leisure time. In his piece 9 to 5, 5 to 9, Menick will ask several students who work at the University Art Museum to respond to a series of questions about life on the job. The studentís will then be compensated by Menick to explore a leisure activity during the time that they are normally scheduled to work at the museum. The results of Menickís project are unpredictable; by re-routing the course of these studentsí day, Menick challenges the parameters of responsibility and control and begs the question: Whom do we ultimately answer to?