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> Definition of space is primarily an economic and political act. For us to be involved in literally building the structure that maintains the status quo is to be aware of the contradiction that is inherent in most work. You have to be good workers in order to compete for more jobs. If you operate in the open market place, you are forced to not let your own sensibilities enter your work. You build what people want. You build and maintain a structure at variance with your own sensibilities. because you need to survive, and yet you have no desire to replicate those you work for, therefore you will always work for someone. When we showed our work we showed the product of our labor. We demonstrated our economic function within the society. Economically we had no jewel row. Our product was always good. It had to be in order to compete. like all those who work. ours was a passive act defined by those we worked for. In passivity we saw a position of strength. The reason for executing the work was always purely economic and functional. We did construction work as the best of a limited number of choices. Through the skills we had, we responded to the needs of those we worked for. We maintained Robert Owen's assertion that "the natural standard of value is human labor." The value of the expenditure of that labor is the way in which it responds to the needs of society. By society's terms, we were good workers, in the end you either have to work or you don' t. Our building maintained an orderly division of space. There is no choice between participation or nonparticipation. You might not like what you do but you do it. You have to.
In Memorium: Christopher D'Arcangelo 
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In Memorium: Christopher D'Arcangelo 
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> Definition of space is primarily an economic and political act. For us to be involved in literally building the structure that maintains the status quo is to be aware of the contradiction that is inherent in most work. You have to be good workers in order to compete for more jobs. If you operate in the open market place, you are forced to not let your own sensibilities enter your work. You build what people want. You build and maintain a structure at variance with your own sensibilities. because you need to survive, and yet you have no desire to replicate those you work for, therefore you will always work for someone. When we showed our work we showed the product of our labor. We demonstrated our economic function within the society. Economically we had no jewel row. Our product was always good. It had to be in order to compete. like all those who work. ours was a passive act defined by those we worked for. In passivity we saw a position of strength. The reason for executing the work was always purely economic and functional. We did construction work as the best of a limited number of choices. Through the skills we had, we responded to the needs of those we worked for. We maintained Robert Owen's assertion that "the natural standard of value is human labor." The value of the expenditure of that labor is the way in which it responds to the needs of society. By society's terms, we were good workers, in the end you either have to work or you don' t. Our building maintained an orderly division of space. There is no choice between participation or nonparticipation. You might not like what you do but you do it. You have to.
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