WORK / ETHIC

For Georges Bataille, art is ‘non-productive expenditure’ a form of labour that is liberated from the instrumentality of ‘work’. Art production is an extremely time consuming anti-utility where, paradoxically, the greater the loss, the greater the value.

 

A lazy, yet inspired Italian, and a hard working yet pedantic Scot, want to prove to you that they have a good WORK ETHIC.

 

A video installation & durational performance documenting various Sisyphean acts and their opposite (lying in a bath eating take-away food and drinking beers) first shown at Unscene199

created with Petra Casale under the moniker Cut Tongues.