Hito Steyerl on Art as Occupation 2.0
Talk | 30 June, 2012
As part of EMJD International Conference 'Preoccupied the Works, Wounds & Workings of Occupations Part & Present'

Steyerl on Art as Occupation 2.0: What sort of occupation is art? Why are our lives occupied and exploited by and even as art while being evacuated of labour, wages and leisure? What sort of different occupations are there in the artfield? How does the militarisation of everyday life and information technologies reflect within these occupations? What are the traces of military occupation, intensified surveillance and financial instability within the internal structures of the artfield itself? (as opposed to the white cube display of political scenarios as cheap ready mades).