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DOUGLAS SCHOLES

City of Granby Public Works – Municipal Garage

Starting during the fall period in October 2010, and continuing for the subsequent two periods in February and May 2011, I went to work, in a manner of speaking, at the Granby Municipal Works Garage.  I began my day as the blue-collar workers assembled to receive their work orders and then at 8:00 am I punched-in and headed out to the site at the corners of the streets Cowie and Robinson South to start my designated seasonal task (having already received my work orders for the day).  At noon, I returned to the Garage and punched-out for lunch. I ate and chatted with the mechanics (most of the other municipal workers were out in the city and ate on site or, for some, went home for lunch) and would then punch-in at 1:00 pm and returned to the site and my tasks.  I was back in the Municipal Works Garage by 5:00 pm to punch-out, ending my workday.  This pattern was repeated for each of the days that I was ‘at work’ until the end of my work week and the end of that particular period of the project.

Installations in the cafeteria of the Municipal Garage

In addition to my actions of punching-in and punching-out and those of working on the sites in the city, I installed an series of drawings, videos and sculptures in the workers cafeteria in the municipal garage.  The installations were made up of images taken from three of the periods; summer, fall and winter, each of these periods being presented in the subsequent period.

Installation no.1 : October 20 – 26, 2010
Installation no.2 : February 13 – 19, 2011
Installation no. 3 : May 22 – 28, 2011

 

Photo: Yves Gendreau

Photo: Yves Gendreau

Photo: Yves Gendreau

Photo: Cloé Alain Gendreau

Photo: Cloé Alain Gendreau

Installation no.1 : October 20 – 26, 2010
Installation no.2 : February 13 – 19, 2011
Installation no. 3 : May 22 – 28, 2011

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