Made in China

2010. Publication

'Made in China' was a project which took the form of a publication, seminars and presentations. The project looked into globalization and the formation of a new class: a virtual labour outsider. Since most of the goods for our consumption are produced in developing countries, Lis decided to examine the mechanisms of the free market and to commission her personal statement rather than write it herself. She posted an online advert on Odesk.com and received 34,939 replies within the first couple of hours, most of them from developing countries, bidding for the job. She selected four workers, one each from Pakistan, India, Philipines and Bangladesh and paid them $10 for one week work. 'Made in China' exposed a global market in human labour without a global society. Despite the fact that the workers supply goods for the Western market they will never became a part of Western society.