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I am sorry for having a vagina

Looking good at work investigates women's invisible labor in the service job industry, which is socially constructed to be often overlooked, ignored and devalued by employers, consumers and the system itself. This labor is associated with kinds of work that are widespread, work that objectifies women and work that does not value them as individuals.

Looking good at work is a performance done by the artist serving guests a glass of wine in the constructed chair that was custom made. The artist as the object is constrained by the limits of the sculptural piece and has to carry the weight of being an object during her labor. The work conveys the idea of reduction of women into matter, asking how emotions become commodities for employers in the service economy as the viewer can't see the artist expressing while serving.