Making Money the Harder Way: Get used to it, Make it stretch
Elizabeth Emery and Corrie Slawson explore wage disparity between men and women through Making Money the Harder Way, an incorporation of performance, installation and printmaking. The artists, in matching specially designed attire, will push a cart carrying an early 20th century tabletop press, courtesy of Zygote Press, through Oberlin and stop to print dollar bills and distribute literature.
Passers-by receive letterpress printed 77-cent "dollar bills" portraying a photo of Lilly Ledbetter and the exhibition's symbolic imagery of tires, molded Jello and the colors green and gold. By physically printing their own money and giving it away, Slawson and Emery fulfill their roles as informants to the public of an issue in their lives and the lives of many other women.
1:30-2:30 p.m., public performance in Tappan Square. In case of rain, the public performance will take place in Fisher Hall Gallery.
2:30-3:30 p.m., post-performance slide show and Q&A in the Allen Art Building 37 Addition, Classroom 1
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Located behind the Slow Train Cafe, the first half of the event will take place in the outdoor pavilion. The post-performance session will take place adjacent to the pavilion, in the Baron Gallery.