The new worker’s songbook songwriters’ workbook for new worksongs!
DoDoLAB with Tor Lukasik Foss
July 8 - August 12, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8
DodoLab has been collaborating with Hamilton artist, musician and songwriter Tor Lukasik-Foss (aka Tiny Bill Cody) on the creation of a New Worker’s Songbook. The project was originally initiated in 2010 at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre and was based on their collection of books and recordings of songs that reflect Hamilton’s history of industry and organized labour. For the first phase of the project, a series of surveys and internet queries were initiated to collect current ideas about work in Hamilton and provide Lukasik-Foss with source material for writing new songs. In addition, a guide book to writing your own work songs was developed. This is an ongoing project in Hamilton and in other communities where DodoLab is currently working, including Windsor and Sudbury. This new phase of the project at the Print Studio includes an installation/open mike performance space, a new edition of Tor’s A New Worker’s Song Writing Work Book for New Songs, and a limited edition silkscreen print of the Shitty Job Song.