'WERE ALL JUST TRYING TO GET BY', Performance, 2017 - Current

Since 2017 I have been attempting to appear in television audiences with T-shirts so over time the sentence 'WERE ALL JUST TRYING TO GET BY' is spelled out. The phrase for me holds a lot of weight. It grounds me and acts as a driving force. It has become a catchphrase. The process on being in the audience of television shows involves a lot of time and free labour and I have found the whole experience exhausting emotionally and physically. This is a work in progress and may take years. For me this performance is about the labour of getting onto these shows but also looks at themes of Fame, Reality Television and Class. 

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