Victoria Sin, If I had the words
Victoria Sin, If I had the words to tell you we wouldn't be here now, Chi-Wen Gallery 2019. Photo by Ivy Tzai.

On Work: Working the Work Marathon

In this episode, Victoria Sin is backstage at the Serpentine Work Marathon, with Stella Creasy, Wilson Oryema, Nick Srnicek, Nanu Al-Hamad, Beatriz Colomina, and more.

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


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