There is a very well-known saying that there Are only 2 certain things in life: death and taxes. Well, I have been exploring a related third certainty: the need to work in order to provide sustenance. There is a lot of philosophising around the ‘post work’ model of social structuring. Basically, as machines become more intelligent and capable our requirements for human workhorses will reduce to such a level as to render the concept of work redundant in itself. We will not have to work any more. Discuss.
You probably know I am doing an MA in visual communications and my project this season will be all around this idea of the post-work social landscape and how you can think about it visually. I’m thinking about the possibility of a new kind of landscape painting/drawings/whatever… Instead of a geographical or physical Landscape what about the social world? I was in the library all day today looking at this and it really is quite interesting in a geeky kind of way… Looking forward to sending some more stuff in your direction so you can have a think. It’s really interesting when you get into it… And hopefully the artwork that comes out of this will be a bit different. Well, let’s face it, it wouldn’t be me if it wasn’t slightly off the wall would it?!