Shouldn’t you be working?

Custom Tape, Exhibition at Aksioma, Installation, 2019

Shou;dn't You Be Working? Silvio Lorusso at Aksioma / MGLC.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. Archive: MGLC, Aksioma.

Shou;dn't You Be Working? Silvio Lorusso at Aksioma / MGLC.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. Archive: MGLC, Aksioma.

Shou;dn't You Be Working? Silvio Lorusso at Aksioma / MGLC.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC, Aksioma

Hyperemployment, curated by Domenico Quaranta

“Labour – one of the defining aspects of our capitalistic societies – is also one of the sides of contemporary life that has been more affected by technological innovations and by the advent of post-Fordism. Although increasing automation has actually caused many forms of human labour to disappear, it has not – as many thinkers have predicted – brought an end to labour. Instead, it has led to – together with other innovations, such as the rise of device culture and social networks – its fragmentation into plenty of micro labours and its infiltration into every moment of life. In other words, today, no matter if we are unemployed, self-employed or working at a regular full-time job, as “technology users” we are always working. Hyperemployment is a group show meant to explore these and other dimensions of what labour has become through the works of eight international artists who have focused their research on the topics of automation and gig economy, the end of free time and self-improvement apps, social media fatigue and quantification, among others.”