Annie Johns - an Archive of Work

Again and Again (detail)
1990 Open Studios, Deborah House
Hackney Museum

This installation dealt with ideas around work and Utopia. By using related words and objects in repetitive ways I tried to demonstrate the ongoing presence of work in our lives and the wishes and daydreams that run parallel with it.
I used words and texts as clues and in this piece the ideas were gleaned from several books which take as their subject Utopia, each being a different description of a 'perfect' society.