Good Work | Seth Woodyard
Exhibited at aceartinc. from 15the June - 13th July 2012
In opposition to a culture steeped in irony, laziness, and meaningless work, Good Work is a return to sincerity and the discipline of ritualized labour.
The installation combines architectural sculptures, video, and live performance to retell the myth of Sisyphus. In this multi-media lament to the gods, Woodyard brings together three distinct narratives: Sisyphus, his own personal narrative, and the story of the making of the work itself. The resulting dialogue confronts questions of masculinity, work, repetition, and ritual.