Created while working for the US Pavilion to install "OfficeUS" for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, "Redaction of Labor" was the result of utilizing an expensive paint to increase projection gain- to aid in the visualization of information- which was subsequently too dissonant as a gray painting. The required labor of marking out, leveling and spraying the specialized paint was countered by additional effort to render blank (vacant) the semi-reflective painting. The process took one work day and approximately $350 of paint. More importantly, the action draws attention to guided utility as a means to thwart minimalist language and labor as the means to produce and reduce failure. The null sum result of the wall, except for a faint optical blur at the edges and the secret history buried by expensive paint, is a microcosm of the biennale experience of consumption and reduction of information, nationalism and histories.