Notes on Class, Labor, and the Moving Image

This essay was published in Not Working: Reader, which accompanied the exhibition “Not Working: Artistic Production and Matters of Class” at Kunstverein München (September–November 2020).

“… to draw out some relationships between… the topical decline of class in contemporary art; the increasing rise of the moving image in contemporary art; the digital turn of the experience economy, and how it plays into contemporary impressions of labor by obscuring expressions of class; the historical role of the filmic medium in the management of labor; as well as attempts at toying with how these relationships are upheld in a highly self-centered image of the status quo.”

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