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Domestic Life: Bobby Baker

Paula Abu "Narcography"2020

WOW - Women of the World Foundation

WOW - Women of the World Foundation

"The skill, creativity and resilience of people working in the home is the bedrock of society. This work continues through pandemics, war, economic depression or prosperity and is still disproportionally done by women. Patriarchal systems world-wide persist in undervaluing domestic labour and the injustices that exist shine out more now than ever before. I’ve been making art about everyday life since I was a young woman. I believe that if you get it right for people undertaking the caring roles in society then you get it right for everyone. WOW provides a global platform that shines a light on the value of domestic labour in a way that has never happened before."

Bobby Baker is a woman and an artist acclaimed for producing radical work of outstanding quality across disciplines including performance, drawing and multi-media. In a career spanning four decades she has, amongst other things, danced with meringue ladies; made a life-sized version of her family out of cake; and driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck yelling at passers by through a megaphone to ‘Pull Yourselves Together.’

Details

  • Title: Domestic Life: Bobby Baker
  • Creator: Paula Abu "Narcography"
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: London, UK

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