Watch: Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp at Insights 2022
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Watch: Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp at Insights 2022

“WE ARE WORKING ALL THE TIME.” This sentiment (which could be seen as a de facto motto for Piotr Szyhalski’s ongoing Labor Camp project) readily describes the breadth of his multidisciplinary practice. Focusing on issues of labor, communication, and the increasingly complex relationship between individuals and society, Szyhalski’s output ranges from poster design to decorative plates, multimedia sound installations to interactive web art, public actions to experimental music. His powerful project COVID-19: Labor Camp Report consists of 225 daily illustrations documenting his experience during the pandemic lockdown that also explore broader issues such as income inequality, voter suppression, and police violence. Szyhalski is a professor of design and media at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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