Content warning right at the top, this episode we discuss guns, violence, and suicide. We read through the Hito Steyerl essays “Is the Internet Dead?” and “The Terror of Total Dasein: Economies of Presence in the Art Field” We get into the complicated life and death of Nasim Najafi Aghdam, algorithms, junktime, access, and therapy. If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art: https://d.rip/art-and-labor
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The Legacy of Nasim Najafi Aghdam: https://medium.com/@jonathansykes/the-legacy-of-nasim-aghdam-7b8a29db1926
Is the Internet Dead?: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/49/60004/too-much-world-is-the-internet-dead/
The Terror of Total Dasein: http://dismagazine.com/discussion/78352/the-terror-of-total-dasein-hito-steyerl/
We had a tweet go viral! Artnet published a pseudoscience garbage article claiming that artists’ brain chemistry causes them to not what to be paid for their work, we told them to fuck off with that noise. This episode breakdown the discourse, and get into plenty of tangents along the way!! This episode was recorded on the streets of Chelsea and Bushwick. Later doodle-bitches!
Welcome new listeners! Art and Labor focuses on the on-going struggle to survive as an art or cultural worker. We chronicle the stories of social justice organizing within the arts, and believe in centering the human cost of the “art world” and advocate for fair labor practices for artists, assistants, fabricators, docents, interns, registrars, janitors, writers, editors, curators, guards, performers, and anyone doing work for art & cultural institutions.
Helpful links that provide context for this episode:
the viral tweet/article: https://twitter.com/ArtandLaborPod/status/1016154656265965568
more responses: https://twitter.com/i/moments/1016323997443780609
follow Nicky Flowers: https://twitter.com/yiffpolice
clothes are complicated: https://thefunambulist.net/podcast/mimi-thi-nguyen-fashion-design-01-clothing-and-politics-the-appearance-of-the-public-body
visit this show this summer: http://www.c24gallery.com/exhibitions-detail/from-the-cradle-to-the-boat-curated-by-tommy-hartung