Images from animal liberation raids in the early 1980s.
Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.
This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
That time i bought a penny skateboard and then two weeks later they were all the rage amongst 10 year olds.
It’s still daylight ie; too early for me to be this drunk, alone and at ringwood station. Wahh
Going to see Refused tonight by myself because I have no friends.
I have been wishing for this for years. So fucking excited!