Eric Percher Might Hate Cubicle Life Just As Much As You Do.

Let’s face it. No one likes being holed up in a cubicle, even if your company is lax enough to let you decorate your cube with post-it notes, photos from home, or even your favorite Transformers toys.

If you head to the Photographic Center Northwest before February 27th, 2009, you can catch photographer Eric Percher‘s visual representation of office life. Although the images are striking and full of rich color palettes, make no mistake: the beauty lies in the architecture and composition, and rarely in the workers, who are occasionally awkward, portrayed like aliens, or, in this case, lacking heads.

And what’s a more appropriate setting to take these photos than in the simultaneously fast-paced and monotonous routine of office life in Manhattan skyscrapers?

(Also on display is the work of portrait photographer Peter Snyder!)

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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