Week 33 . MOBILE IRONY VALVE . On the Pearl Interpolation (PERP) in a Monument to Bad Memory

MOBILE IRONY VALVE. On the Pearl Interpolation (PERP) in a Monument to Bad Memory, screenshot of project in various media (PDF chapbook, blog post scroll montage, 3D Animation, Youtube ethnography elliptical edit and thermoplastic printed object), 2014

This week’s contribution to Gulf Labor’s 52 weeks is by Emily Verla Bovino

To see how to add a perp to the herp to the lerp and the berp already present in the library of things, download the chapbook and watch scroll montage here


Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions of migrant laborers in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness). Our campaign focuses on the workers who are building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum (in collaboration with the British Museum).

“52 Weeks” is a one year campaign starting in October 2013. Artists, writers, and activists from different cities and countries are invited to contribute a work, a text, or action each week that relates to or highlights the unjust living and working conditions of migrant laborers building cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi.

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