Northern Carbooty seller: Taneesha Ahmed performs… ‘Fruits of her Labour’
About the seller: Fruits of Her Labour, 2014
Taneesha Ahmed is an artist and curator based in Manchester. Currently investigating labour, precariousness, exploitation and globalisation, her artwork is often resolved as performances, moving image and participatory acts.
The work that she will undertake at Carbooty, is direct reference to the twenty-eight Bengali migrant strawberry pickers who were shot repeatedly by their Greek employers after they demanded the six months of wage owed to them. Whilst highlighting the volatile working conditions and exploitation of migrant workers in recession hit Greece, it simultaneously focuses on the fragile market economy and the food trade within the European Union.
Selling: Part performance, part market stall; the art- work on sale is the chance to participate in a staged shooting of the artist and purchase the sweet (strawberry) fruits of her labour.
Price range: fruity goody / performance participation £3- £5
For more info about Taneesha’s work check out: http://rogueartistsstudios.co.uk/artists.asp?g=8&key=97&p=&Ref=http%3A%2F%2Frogueartistsstudios.co.uk%2Fartists.asp