Serpentine Work Marathon Royal Geographical Society, 22 September 2018 Photograph © 2018 Plastiques Photography

On Work: Playbour

In this episode, Victoria and Lucia partner with Furtherfield, a gallery based in Finsbury Park, to discuss their exhibition: Playbour: Work, Pleasure, Survival. Curator Dani Admiss invites researcher Dr Jamie Woodcock and journalist Miranda Hall for a discussion on Playbour and Gamification. Lucia and Victoria also listen to Treebour: an audio art piece by Marija Bozinovska Jones, originally created for Furtherfield’s Playbour exhibition.

The 2018 Work Marathon saw artists, sociologists, anthropologists, writers, musicians, architects, scientists and philosophers address cultural, political, physical and environmental debates on the complex and timely question of work, labour, automation and leisure.

Building on the 2017’s GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, which focused on artificial consciousness and machine learning, the 2018 Work Marathon explores issues including: technological developments leading to automation and its impact on the labour market; the political urgencies of coerced and invisible labour; and the role of non-human agents, including artificial intelligence, animals and materials, in the context of planetary ecologies.

Hosts: Victoria Sin & Lucia Pietroiusti
Production: Jessie Lawson & Jack Howson for Reduced Listening
Sound Design: Dane Law
Mixing: Rob Winter

In collaboration with Furtherfield


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