Punchcard Economy

21st March – 28th June 2020 – Daily Night Shift @ Kunsthal EXTRA CITY  – Antwerp, BePOSTPONED MORE INFO TBA

Punchcard Economy is a project by artist Sam Meech using data collected from peoples’ working hours (predominantly in the digital, creative and cultural industries) to create a translation of the 888 movement banner. The final work – a 5m x 3m knitted banner – was produced on a hacked domestic knitting machine.

read more about the ‘work’ here

watch films about the process and ideas here

You can still log your working hours via the site to see the shift in your own labour patterns. Sam continues to periodically knit small samples of the data as textile swatches.

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Working from Home

Apr 26 2020 · by Sam Meech

Contribute your current working patterns to create a new knitted data visualisation of labour under lockdown.

Login / Register to take part

By registering an account you can create a data-visualisation of your 'work' hours, and see the shift from the 888 model.
    Please select 5 working days as part of your 888 "contract"