The universal basic income idea is, overall, profoundly performative, in that it attempts to model the ultimate pragmatism of wider social nets of generosity, and does so by representing the embodied conditions that might be brought into being by such generosity. In this way, the utopian heuristic of an unconditional, guaranteed income is said to be an ‘instrument of freedom’ and a ‘device for economic sanity’. The question is though, as is often the case: freedom and sanity for whom?
The artist investigates cultural transfer and displaced identity through installation, sculpture, video and performance, culturally stereotyping artefacts such as flagpoles, Moroccan tea glasses and India ink in her art. Exhibition catalogue.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Author: Jeremy Millar | Reference: P2882 | ISBN: 978-1846380358
The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge) is a thirty-minute film by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss featuring a series of chain reactions involving ordinary objects. It is also one of the truly amazing works of art produced in the late twentieth century. Millar tells us why this extraordinary film speaks to us at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
This DVD provides an insight into Switzerland’s theatre scene presenting the work of a selection of work from independent groups and institutional theatres. Includes leaflet with text in English, German, French and Italian.