CAke (Collecting Action and Knowledge about the Every Day)
Cake is a site-specific installation that explores the source to use trajectory of the apparel industry, presenting the labor issues, the environmental and cultural impact on communities, and the ethical complexities that face contemporary consumers. CAke has taken place in an empty retail store in lower Manhattan. The work features life size video portraits of both legal and illegal laborers who work in the garment industry. The overall installation design for Cake exploits the material and psychological strategies of retail marketing that construct consumer desire to bring the laborers in direct relationship to the consumer/spectator.
Cake was produced by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with funds from the MAP Grant and the New York Council on the Arts.