PHOTOROMANCE Staging the sagas of our aspiration
April 29, 2008
As part of Temporary Agency, Chelsea space, London
in collaboration with Micropolitics Research Group
PHOTOROMANCE: The Workshop
"...Do you mean my 'real work' or 'what I do for money'?..."
Internships, work experience, job placements and voluntary invigilation are often seen as a step on the ladder towards professional life. Increasingly, however they are becoming a structural condition masking the crumbling of public culture as we knew it. Passions, seduction, desires and betrayal all play a role in the experience of working for free. How do we survive and narrate the internship drama? Characters, wigs, speech bubbles, gestural tableaux: this photoromance shoot is a serious investigation in disguise. We will reflect upon what we learn from free labour and how we might stage our aspirations otherwise.
PHOTOROMANCE: The Party
Begins at 6:30pm
An evening of despondent dancing and joyful analysis.