Book launch "8 hours? 0,- desire", Copenhagen

21 Oct 2016

lydkort uden snor
8 hours? 0,- desire by Marie Thams, Hour Editions, 2016.

Press release:
Dansk version (herunder)

SixtyEight Art Institute is proud to host the book launch of 8 hours? 0,- desire by Marie Thams.
Come join us for a performative conversation, drinks and pick up a copy
Saturday, 22. October. 16:00 to 18:00 hrs 
Valkendorfsgade 11, KBH K.

8 hours? 0,- desire by Marie Thams 
Published by Hour Editions (Copenhagen) from the series Not not work.

8 hours? 0,- desire is a publication and sound work by Marie Thams that combines text, voice and printed matter. The work consists of a set of three audio cards and reflects on some of the conflicts the artist experiences in her working conditions: 8 hours? - resisting - or overworked? (do we ever not work?); 0,- greeting the abyss (when in lack of fee or fair payment); desire - insist on the immaterial! (intention over material needs).

The publication is a handmade edition of 25, each card was recorded individually by the artist and so highlights the performative aspects of work.

Hour Editions’ ongoing series Not not work deals with the complexities of labour, work and productivity within the contemporary art practice. 8 hours? 0,- desire is the 6th publication in the series to date.

During the event, Marie Thams and curator and art critic Maria Bordorff will have a performative conversation in which they diagnose the art worker phenomena with the use of a light box and scanned objects.

Kristina Bengtsson and Kevin Malcolm from Hour Editions will present the other publications from the Not not work series.

The performative conversation will start at 17.00


SixtyEight Art Institute er stolt af at være vært for bog lanceringen af 8 hours? 0,- desire af Marie Thams.

Vær med til et event der byder på performativ samtale, drinks og få et eksklusivt eksemplar.
Lørdag den 22. Oktober 16.00 - 18.00 
Valkendorfsgade 11, KBH K

8 hours? 0,- desire af Marie Thams 
Udgivet af Hour Edition (Copenhagen) som en del af deres Not not work serie.

8 hours? 0,- desire en publikationen og lydværk, som kombinerer og leger med tekst, stemme og print. Værket består af sæt af tre audio kort, som hver reflekterer over de konflikter en kunstner oplever ved sine arbejdsforhold: 8 hours? – Modsætte sig eller overarbejde (arbejder vi aldrig ikke?); 0,- Hils på afgrunden (i mangel på honorar og fair aflønning); desire – Insister på det immaterielle (intention over materielt behov) Publikationen er håndlavet i 25 eksemplarer, og hver kort er indspillet enkeltvis af kunstneren, hvilket understreger det performative aspekt ved værket.

Hour Editions igangværende serie Not not work behandler de kompleksiteter der er forbundet med ansættelser, arbejde og produktivitet indenfor samtidens kunst praksis. 8 hours? 0,- desire er til dato den 6. udgivelse i serien.

I forbindelse med arrangementet vil Marie Thams og kurator og kunstkritiker Maria Bordorff have en performativ samtale, hvor de diagnosticerer kunstneren-som-arbejder med brug af en lyskasse og scannede objekter.

Kristina Bengtsson og Kevin Malcolm fra Hour Editions vil præsentere de øvrige udgivelser fra Not not work serien.

Den performative samtale vil starte klokken 17.00.

SixtyEight Art Institute is an artistic/curatorial research organization looking to uncover, develop, and further exchanges between artists and curators and their creative labor. Marie Thams’ book launch is taking place during our current exhibition Roll over spin forward, which is the fourth installment of our two-year program of exhibitions, called Dictionary of Advanced Difference kindly supported by Balderdash, Absolut, Billedkunstudvalg Københavns Kommune, and the Danish Arts Foundation.

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