the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale 26/8 - 21/11 2010.

30 Sept 2010

Work vs play

At Work With: Economy
Getting any kind of proper work done in the Nordic pavilion during the Biennale has proven to be a challenge. Constant disruptions and cleaning, cooking, opening, closing. Worst of all are the visitors, standing over your shoulder too scared to talk or even worse, searching the surface of the desk trying to locate a work of art. This is of course taking things completely the wrong way. The real problem with work today is that we are addicted to efficiency, setting up goals and perfecting the way to get there. We seriously need to re-consider and say goodbye to cybernetics. Feedback sucks. Who, seriously, wants to work in a loop? The dependence of "good work" or "good projects" is a trap. Precisely because they exclude any other kind of work. Who stands up for bad projects, half-good ideas and misguided attempts? This week we are getting in over our heads in whimsical work. If we come to a fork in the road, we take it. Bring on the collapse of multitasking and we welcome attention deficit disorder. On the way we are accidentally meeting wonderful people. They all happen to be visitors.

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