Publication printed and collated by front-of-house staff on the museum’s printer
21 x 29.7cm, 21 pages
Designed by Maud Vervenne
The bulletins are accompanied by a publication that was printed on the office printer, collated and bound by the front-of- house staff at the MCA. Designed by Maud Vervenne, SLUGLINES is composed of a collection of headlines belonging to each of the audio bulletins making up the work The Lives Already Given To Work, typeset as one-line poems.
In newspaper editing, a
'slug' is the term given to stories that are in production, termed as such while they make their way from the reporter and through the editorial process towards publication. In a classic feminist move of diverting institutional resources— one learned from the grey literature scattered throughout the research underpinning the work—this publication was produced in-house by the same staff who operate the PA switchboard and is distributed freely via the information point they oversee: the front desk.
This two-part work was exhibited in The National 4: Australian Art Now at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, from March 21 – July 9, 2023. It was curated by Jane Devery.