cHURCH OF MONIKA: In-Labor

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November 12, 2017
11:00am

Join us at the cHURCH as Tusia Dabrowska hosts and explores her work and different kinds of “work.”

This is a free event. Bagels and coffee will be served.

Can you imagine a world where work would be disconnected from financial motivations? Or, where labor would be optional? Imagine you didn’t have to worry about your next paycheck. In a culture where work is our identity, the emergence of new technologies and ideas around universal income are a point of tension. These tensions often parallel themes in the national dialogue about immigrant labor, and they usually produce dystopian visions of the future. But is a different, less hostile landscape of labor possible?

A participatory audio installation about the future of work and its role in our lives will serve as the basis for reflection and conversation about the questions mentioned above.

The audio project is part of a larger body of work where Tusia Dabrowska explores different types of work. Tusia is a time-based artist and writer. Her focus is on video and live art projects. Recent work has been seen at, among others, the Fuse Factory (Columbus, Ohio), The Print Screen Festival (Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016), The Great Wall of Oakland (Oakland, CA, 2016), and TAFNY (NY, NY, 2015). Her writing/translation has appeared in the Nth Position (poetry), the Forward (translation), Aish (personal essay), Vida, and The Vassar Review (translation). Tusia is a recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant (2014) and an Asylum Arts alumni (2015 and 2016). In early 2017, she was an artist in residence at the Signal Culture. She is currently an artist in residence at BRIC workspace. Tusia shares her time between Warsaw and Brooklyn.



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