Marta Rodriguez Maleck


'NINE2FIVE' was an exhibition that used humor, performance, and durational work to juxtapose the 9 to 5 lifestyle to that of a creative. Over the course of 72 hours, I fulfilled arbitrary object-making goals and met self-imposed deadlines. I invited other artists within my New Orleans network to come to my “office” and used the exhibition as a time for them to self-promote. I used symbols such as colorful 80s style suits, corded phones, and sketches made inside file folders to parody traditional ideas of success, explore generational differences, and perform unrealistic expectations.