Work Progress Collective (WPC) is a hybrid identity, equal parts artist, journalist, political activist, archivist, and curious observer. WPC acknowledges the contemporary condition of art making; looking beyond the traditional artistic boundaries that place participants inside or outside, the model considers an active, implicated audience, performing collectively.
In its current incarnation, WPC is a working agency, referential of a modern day Farm Security Administration documentation initiative.
WPC is a New York based agency, founded in 2009.
WPC founders Erica Leone, Heather M. O’Brien, and Felisia Tandiono were recently granted an LMCC SwingSpace residency, which will house the WPC headquarters from March - July 2010 on Governors Island. The collective also participated in the Creative Time/PS1 Open Door Program this past January. Included in this close-knit, New York based collaborative are three individuals with diverse national, educational, and professional backgrounds (including photography, film, installation, music, finance, and economics). For WPC founders, this is the first time for each individual to immerse themselves in a collaborative project; through trust, respect, and professionalism the group seeks to evoke a collective experience that can be shared with others.