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On Work: The Work of Art

In this episode, Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti discuss contributors to the Work Marathon that discuss what it means to make work as an artist. Philosopher Daniel Ross approaches the function of art as an anthropological question, while Ghetto Gastro co-founder Jon Gray chairs a discussion on finding your identity as an artist with artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and architect Sir David Adjaye. This podcast also features a performance by Anne Imhof from her work ‘Faust.’ The conversations and performances shared in this episode were recorded at the Serpentine’s Work Marathon at the Royal Geographical Society in September 2018.

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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