Launch of Flatness and the Manual Labours Manual / Wednesday 30 October, 6.30-8.30pm
Flatness and the Manual Labours Manual
Wednesday 30 October, 6.30-8.30pm
Join us for the publication launch of Flatness and the Manual Labours Manual. The evening will include a screening of a new video by Pilvi Takala entitled Drive with Care, 2013 selected by Shama Khanna and a discussion with Sophie Hope, Jenny Richards from Manual Labours with artist-researcher Broderick Chow.
Both publications are printed and distributed using AND public.
Flatness is an ongoing research project engaging with the screen based image and immaterial culture after the Internet, initiated by curator, Shama Khanna. The publication Flatness, features a selection of texts and artworks from flatness.eu, an online exhibition space and research resource, which includes contributions by artists, writers and computer specialists engaging with the possibilities and limitations of the web as a creative site and space for viewing. The publication is, in part, an experiment to see which lasts longer – print or website.
Manual Labours is a programme of practice-based research into physical relationships to work. Manual Labours reconsiders current time-based structures of work (when does work start and end?) and reasserts the significance of the physical (manual) aspect of immaterial, affective and emotional labour. Research began during a week-long series of discussions, talks, film screenings and interviews in April 2013, following this, we produced the first issue of the Manual Labours Manual which can be read online here.