- Milou van Ham and Moniek Driesse
Presentation of a working week’s collective labour; a wall sized poster produced at PrintRoom from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December, from nine to five.
- Mark Pezinger Verlag: Thomas Geiger & Astrid Seme
- Live book production by the PrintRoom team, based on ‘I Work, Therefore I’m Not’ by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan
From Monday 8 December to Friday 12 December 2014, each day from 9 to 5, Milou van Ham and Moniek Driesse work at PrintRoom on the production of a wall-sized poster. Second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour they will be painstakingly perforating this poster by hand.
You are invited to join them during office hours. Take time to peruse the pages of PrintRoom’s books and select interesting quotes.
A selection of your quotes will be integrated in every fortieth part of the poster.
Thomas Geiger and Astrid Seme of Mark Pezinger Verlag (AT) present a selection of books by Kasper Andreasen, Katrin Herzner, Max Leiß, Thomas Geiger and Astrid Seme, who work in a daily publishing routine; a collection of productions documenting either long periods of work or individual documentations of a single working day. This collection of books was previously exhibited at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels.
With his ongoing performance ‘I Want to Become a Millionaire’ Thomas Geiger stood for more than 350 hours in public space holding a sign with the project’s title. By selling signed sheets of paper for 1 euro each, he raised 15.000 euro so far. With this money Geiger finances new artistic projects.
‘I Work, Therefore I’m Not’, a book by Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan (RO).
From 8 to 12 December 2014 the PrintRoom team will also start the production of a new book, based on work by Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan.
‘I Work, Therefore I’m Not’ examines the condition of the artist who needs to support his or her practice through a day job. In their case, most of these jobs involve computer work. The drawings represent the traces left by the computer mouse, recorded through software, while working 5 days per week. A calendar will be compiled, starting from the 1st of December 2014. At PrintRoom we’ll print a drawing of each working day of Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, or a blank page with only a date when they worked on their artwork instead. ‘I work therefore I’m not’ will be published in December 2015.
‘I Work, Therefore I’m Not’ was previously exhibited at Upominki, as part of the group show: Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk / documentation, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk.