Astghik Melkonyan

Many Like Us

2008

Medium: performative urban intervention
Video (color, silent) documentation
Duration: 04:53 min.


Life-sized images of a masked woman decorate the city. This woman represents the female worker-labourer who works both outside of and inside the home, who is required to have patience in all areas of her life, even in dire working conditions (more so than her male counterpart). This is a work about patience which was expressed by breaking down the larger image into 30 smaller pieces, each piece going up one day at a time so that the work in its entirety would be complete after a month — the month of International Women's Day (March 8).