Nov 13–15, 2014


The workshop The Dissensual Awareness of Labor traces the definition of labor with discussions, lectures, performances and readings in November 2014.

Date: Nov 13, 2014, 00:00 Uhr

Duration: Nov 13–15, 2014

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

(…) work and availability »eat up time«; »there’s no more time«; »there’s simply no time«. This lack of time, or rather, this time invested in fragmented work and in the search for work, results in both economic impoverishment and a loss of subjectivity. The proper use of time is no longer an imperative to one’s working time. This exploitation of time invades every hour of an individual’s life, whether employed or not.

Maurizio Lazzarato, March 2013

To conclude the interdisciplinary project »Chronicles of Work«, in which the Akademie Schloss Solitude has been discursively dealing with the consequences of the changes in the definitions of work and labor organization in contemporary society over the course of three years, the workshop The Dissensual Awareness of Labor will be held in November 2014.

On the occasion of this closing event, experts, jurors and fellows of the Akademie will join to look back and reexamine the numerous propositions brought forth in various different emphases and types of events over the last couple of years.

Instead of settling for a common definition, the overarching aim of the workshop will be to trace the Rancierian notion of »dissensual awareness« within the conception of labor by means of discussions, lectures, performances, film screenings and readings.

Participants: Rasha Abbas (author), Saâdane Afif (object and installation artist), Dan Boehl (poet and founding member of poetry publisher Birds LLC), Andreas Bolm (filmmaker), Bojana Cvejić (artist, dramaturg und performance expert), Corinne Diserens (curator and author), Camille Durif-Bois (performer), Manuel Ferrari (filmmaker), Sarat Maharaj (author, art theorist and curator), Marcell Mars (cultural researcher and internet activist), Augustin Maurs (cellist and interdisciplinary artist), Maxi Obexer (author and professor for Scenic Writing), Tom Pauwels (guitarist), Sînziana Păltineanu (author), Jean-Luc Plouvier (pianist and artistic director of ICTUS) Anzhelina Polonskaya (author), Raqs Media Collective/ Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (artist collective and media practitioners), Lisa Rave (filmmaker), Jean-Pierre Rehm (film theorist, critics and director of the international festival of documentary film FID Marseille), Alex Reynolds (media artist and filmmaker), Katharina Schrade (singer and performer), Johannes Stoll (art student), Cobe Van Cauwenberghe (guitarist), Akseli Virtanen (economist & theoretician).

Admission to this event is free.

Please register until November 7, 2014 via email to Sophie Ehrmanntraut
+ 49 (0) 711 99619 134.