The future of work plays a key role in numerous scientific and economic considerations. The interdisciplinary working group OCTO-R approaches this topic in an artistically ingenious manner. In the project “Le Trésor des Salaires”, OCTO-R explores and illustrates how the concept of “work” is generally understood. To begin with, a survey (conducted by means of flyers, social media channels, etc.) ascertains the total daily hours worked in Graz.
This total is then converted into bars of salt, with each bar corresponding to a certain length of time. In the late summer of 2020, the group will make a quantity of bars of salt representing the total daily working hours worked in Graz. These bars will be stacked in a location in Graz where they can be easily viewed from outside to form a growing installation, thus symbolically illustrating the amount of work worked in the city.