AT YOUR SERVICE goes Zagreb!
An initiative of the Technisches Museum Wien and ERSTE Foundation, the exhibition opens a new area of artistic discourse, engaging technology and art in a dialogue and analysing multiple aspects of labour in the context of the current economic and social crisis in CEE. The exhibition illustrates the artists’ approaches on the rapid transformation of labour processes, with a focus on the impact of mechanisation on people’s lives. The initiative brings in discussion both the opportunities and the risks of contemporary labour forms.For the exhibition, artists Pavel Braila, Anna Jermolaewa, Daniel Knorr and Ulrike Lienbacher were invited to produce art works on the theme of labour, which are to be integrated into the Museum’s permanent exhibition as art interventions. Videos by Harun Farocki, Adrian Paci and Anne Tallentire complement the spectrum.
The exhibition opens at the Technical Museum in Zagreb on 27 March at 7pm and can be visited until 30 September 2014. The opening includes a performance by Moldovan artist Pavel Braila, who brings a tribute to the typewriter, inviting people skilled in typing to simultaneously perform on old typewriter machines. The same intervention was performed at the exhibition openings in Austria, and its video was awarded with the Celeste Prize 2013 in the category Animation & Video.