17.6 On Labour & Performance



Issue editors: Gabriele Klein & Bojana Kunst

SKU: 1352-8165 (2012) 17:6 Category:


Performance & Labour is adressing the relation of performance to the new forms of labour and new modes of employing human forces under contemporary capitalism. Especially in recent years, under the pressure of crisis, a general re-structuring of the cultural and educational spheres of contemporary society, as well as growing attempts to re-evaluate artistic work in general, there exists a need to rethink the processes of making art and art making and connect it to the question of labour. Any reflections on the processes of labour are therefore deeply connected with ways in which the artist’s role is re-evaluated through the economic and political crisis, especially in relation to current cultural and political discussions about the applicability of knowledge and imaginative and creative practices.


Introduction : Labour and performance
Gabriele Klein, Bojana Kunst
pp. 1 – 3
Labour, Life, Art : On the social anthropology of labour
Gabriele Klein
pp. 4 – 13
Permanent Performance
Dieter Lesage
pp. 14 – 21
Practice comes before Labour : An attempt to read performance through Marx’s notion of practice
Josefine Wikström
pp. 22 – 27
Giant City and Evaporated Landscapes
Mette Ingvartsen
pp. 28 – 31
Economy of Human Movement : Performances of economic knowledge
Katja Rothe
pp. 32 – 39
Revolution : Challenging the automaton: Repetitive labour and dance in the industrial workspace
Caroline Radcliffe, Sarah Angliss
pp. 40 – 47
Symphony of the Surplus/Value : Notes on labour, valorization and sabotage in the metropolitan factory
Stevphen Shukaitis
pp. 48 – 55
Embros : Twelve thoughts on the rise and fall of performance practice on the periphery of Europe
Gigi Argyropoulou
pp. 56 – 62
Critical Performance Studies : A practical response to the celebration of new modes of work in performing arts
Ana Vujanović
pp. 63 – 71
Performing Labour Relations in the Age of Austerity
Aldo Milohnić
pp. 72 – 79
working (with) dance : Notes on contemporary dance and choreography in Morocco and Tunisia
Sandra Noeth
pp. 80 – 86
WOW – WE WORK HERE : Dear women on work
pp. 87 – 93
‘Being in common’ : Theorizing artistic collaboration
Rudi Laermans
pp. 94 – 102
Say the Word and MOVE
Terry O’Connor, Wendy Houstoun, Joe Kelleher
pp. 103 – 111
Changes – reprise
pp. 112 – 115
Art and Labour : On consumption, laziness and less work
Bojana Kunst
pp. 116 – 125
Review: Urgent Realities at Festival d’Avignon 2012
pp. 126 – 128
Review: Martha Wilson Sourcebook:40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces
Claire MacDonald
pp. 129 – 132
Notes on Contributors
pp. 133 – 134

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