As an exploration in empathy and compassion building, artist David Rohn will perform one of his many cast of characters for In Service | Out Of Service. By claiming that he is currently on duty, Rohn questions the role of labor in art and which services are rendered unseen. He demonstrates that no one role should be taken for granted in a social situation as he activates the Art and Culture Center with warmth and kindness. Rohn chooses to be an active participant and weave together narratives at every stage in the exhibition process. His role as performer is one of honoring those who are currently in service as well as those who’ve been dismissed and marginalized. His subjects include a car mechanic, Home Depot store clerk, a hotel housekeeper, security guard, hospital attendant, waitress, cable installer, among others.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website