Photo credit: Scott Tsuchitani
Video credit: Aurora Crispin
Art preparator, Elisabeth Atay's performance for curator and artist.
To Be Paid
YBCA wall, brass art-hanging-hardware with nails, Durabond joint compound (5 min set), Westpac Fast Set Patching Compound, Fix-It-All, drywall, YBCA hammer, latex paint-covered paper (blank check from YBCA, 24-page printout of email correspondences between museum and artist to establish trust, photocopy of driver’s license and social security card, photocopy of I-9, and photocopy of W-4), mason line string, labels with thread, numbered gallery pins, striping tape, painter's tape, furniture wrap, plastic drop, paint, graphite, ink*
* All materials were acquired at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
untitled ((twice removed, (to be paid))
YBCA, wall, joint compound, p-8, screws, graphite
This reinterpreted piece was created by an anonymous art preparator reusing the remnants from To Be Paid.
To Be Paid Performance I
Private performance for the museum staff at Yerba Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California on July 14–17, 2014
To Be Paid Performance II
Performance by art preparator, Elisabeth Atay for an audience of Aurora Crispin–the curator and Terrance Graven–the installation artist at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California on September 3, 2014.