Helper. Ausi. Caretaker. Aunty. Housekeeper. Homemaker. Domestic.
6th Floor is an audio piece which explores the experiences of two live-in domestic workers and their relationship with homemaking away from Home.
Inspired by interviews and initiated conversations with domestic workers and live-in staff, 6th Floor is an audio piece which captures the internal feelings and conflicts experienced by two domestic workers and the relationship with their work environment.
The piece places two “live-in” experiences: living away from home and family and living with family, in their live-in work environment. The piece explores the differences and similarities between these experiences.
6th Floor touches on themes of loneliness and the missing of home, as well as the comfort of routing. It is this routine – everyday household tasks and activities – that are the rituals of homemaking.
This layered audio experience is supported by a soundscape of song, rhythm and sounds.