Office Bitch is an urban photographic project by photographer Kamal Badhey and performer/choreographer Louiseanne Wong that investigates and interrogates the status of women in the workforce. Wong’s persona as 'Office Bitch' allows her to interact with the space of Global Financial Centers. She is positioned by the photographer, Kamal Badhey who keenly waits for the city to move around her, constructing a story. The two artists are playing with ideas of strength, tension, and ambiguity of the ability of the ‘Office Bitch’ to fit into the office space and environments which previously she had been excluded from – and which she continues to fight to insert her presence, whether it is in board rooms or pump rooms. The project evolves and changes from city to city, showing variation of the character in different spaces.
More specifically related to the body, it carries movements, postures, and infinite dialogues between the self and the other; all of which are essentially components of a performance of the self in everyday roles at work. Office Bitch has many roles at once, and it is through photography that such a performative presentation of the female body at work is recorded. An understanding of the female body at work goes beyond just replicating body postures, it also involves interviewing working women about which mental processes/thoughts are present in the body and where such mental energies could be found in the body.