Monday, 23 November 2020, at 5 pm (CET)
In November 2019, Aksioma started a one-year program of events entitled Hyperemployment – Post-work, Online Labor and Automation curated by Domenico Quaranta and Janez Janša. Now we are ready to wrap up this experience with a publication that bears the same title featuring words by Domenico Quaranta, Luciana Parisi, Silvio Lorusso, !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Felix Stalder, and the works of all the artists who were part of the program.
Leading up to the book release, Aksioma presented two streaming events with some of the artists whose works and/or texts are included in the book. This event entitled Laborious Relations is a conversation between two of them: Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg.
Lorusso took the cue from the essay (featured in the reader) entitled Gig Economy Art and Its Dark Matter that focuses on the figure of the art worker and critically reflects on the use of outsourcing and crowdworking services in artistic production. Schmieg instead took as a starting point the idea of “laborious intelligence”, expressed in his article published for Kulturtechniken 4.0. The conversation was moderated by the director of the Rijeka cultural association Drugo more, Davor Mišković.