Conference WORK/STRIKE

Image of two people in front of a white wall, visible up to the knees. The left person is minimally smaller than the right. The wears a black cap and short brown hair and black jeans. On her light gray T-shirt is written on the front in handwriting and small caps BILDET (create, form). Her arms hang relaxed down her body, she smiles. The person on the right has longer hair tied back and black round glasses and blue jeans. She is wearing the same T-shirt and is pulling her sides apart at the waist with her two arms. The T-shirt says in this area, also handwritten in large black letters: BANDEN (gangs, groups). She also looks into the camera and smiles.

Dresden, 2016

“The Conference is dedicated to the categories of strike and work, which
are played off against (and with) each other. The objective is to gather
different artistic strategies, from material to immaterial work, from
deceleration to speed-up, from burnout to laziness, from making visible
to disappearing, from afformative to performative, from shouting to

During the whole conference: Exhibition (room 109) and “Freizeitklub”

The “Freizeitklub” is a possible location for spending one’s after work
hours. It is also part of the conference. Back strains, workwear, the
evening beer, the satisfaction of having worked and casual clothes
regularly met at this venue. These after hours only lasted till the next
At our venue, the “Freizeitklub” is a place to discuss one’s own after
work hours (in case they exist): Is it possible to say “No” to images?
Does culture come to an end after a long working day? Join your local union!

Irène Mélix, Theresa Schnell feat. Rosa Klee und FAU Dresden


Publication of the exhibition project WORK/STRIKE in Dresden by team2 (2016)

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