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On Work Episode 5: THE WORK OF ART
In partnership with the Serpentine's Work Marathon, we present a new series of podcasts 'On Work', where hosts Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti discuss themes around work, labour, automation and leisure.
Victoria Sin is a London based artist concerned with the experience of the physical within the social body. Their work explores desire, identification and objectification within systems of looking and reification of ideal images within technologies of representation. They work across performance, moving image, writing, installation, and print, and use drag as a tool to challenge expectations and attitudes on femme identities and how images and iconography of femininity are produced, inscribed, and performed.
Their long term project, Dream Babes, explores speculative fiction as a productive strategy of queer resistance, invading existing narratives around naturalised states of sex, gender and race, imaging futurity that does not depend on existing historical and social infrastructure.
Stella Creasy is the Labour MP for Walthamstow who won the ‘Backbencher of the Year’ award at the Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year awards, 2017. She is often praised as one of Westminster’s most effective operators, successfully campaigning for a new £10 banknote featuring Jane Austen, against payday loan companies, and for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.
Wilson Oryema is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in London. Primarily concerned with the theme of consumption and its effects on human behaviour and the planet, Wilson presents his understanding through a multitude of mediums, including film, text, image, and more. His first book, titled Wait (2017), is a collection of short stories and poems on the topic. He is currently working on his second book scheduled for release in 2019.
Nick Srnicek is a Lecturer in Digital Economy at King's College London, and author of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, and Platform Capitalism. He is an advocate for a universal basic income, collectively controlled automation, and a reduction in the working week.
Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Media and Modernity programme at Princeton University. She has written extensively on questions of architecture, art, sexuality and media. Her books include Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (2016), The Century of the Bed (2015), Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (2014), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X (2010), Domesticity at War (2007), Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (1994), and Sexuality and Space (1992). She has curated a number of exhibitions including Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006), Playboy Architecture (2012) and Radical Pedagogies (2014). In 2016, she co-curated the third Istanbul Design Biennial with Mark Wigley. Her book X-Ray Architecture is forthcoming in Autumn 2018.