Counting the Hours: a collaboration with Sawyer Rose
Thursday, Sept 19
Performance at 7:30pm (gallery is open from 6-9pm)
Code & Canvas
151 Potrero Ave.
San Francisco 94103
RAWdance joins forces with Bay Area-based sculpture, installation, and social practice artist, Sawyer Rose, for her newest exhibit, Counting the Hours.
Counting the Hours shines a light on the systemic and pervasive inequalities that working women face, including the physical, emotional, and practical effects of these disproportionate labor loads. Rose uses a unique combination of art and science to communicate her findings about women’s work. Her large-scale installation sculptures in Counting the Hours are built using real-life work data collected from female-identifying workers from all walks of life and from across the U.S. Participants record their work hours, paid and unpaid. Then, Rose translates each subject’s hours into a data visualization sculpture that helps viewers better understand the vast number of hours each woman logs at her paid job and at her un-paid home or volunteer job.
The Counting the Hours exhibition also features a new series of wall works that uses data visualization to help explain some of the most hotly debated current labor issues: the gender pay gap, unequal representation of women in leadership positions, and the “double burden” of women in the workforce who are also caregivers.
RAWdance is thrilled to collaborate on a companion dance piece inspired by Sawyer Rose’s subjects, process, and visual art works, which will be performed at the exhibit’s opening reception at Code and Canvas.
Dance photo by Jason Lam; Sculpture photo courtesy of Sawyer Rose