Working Portraits

Leila Sujir

1992, 40:00 minutes, colour


The installation consists of three 6 feet X 8 feet lightboxes with five 14 inch video monitors installed in front of each lightbox.
"Working Portraits is a composite portrait based on conversations with over forty people who work as caretakers at the University of Calgary. Sujir looks at how identity is often defined externally by employment, race, class, culture, gender, and age, but how those cannot be treated as fixed limitations." -Katherine Ylitalo, 1992.

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