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Dream Factory
Keithstrasse 10
10787 Berlin
Germany


February 4th, 2013 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
 
De-employed, Michael Bell-SmithMichael Bell-Smith, De-employed, 2012
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Dream Factory

Michael Bell-Smith, Neil Beloufa, Guy Ben-Ner, Harm van den Dorpel, Harun Farocki, Mark Leckey, The Otolith Group, Hito Steyerl, Pilvi Takala, Ryan Trecartin, Andrew Norman Wilson, Yang Zhenzhong

Curated by Aily Nash and Andrew Norman Wilson

Considering the various modes of examining new forms of labor, consumption-as-production, and the aesthetics and visual language of capitalistic globalized "lifestyle," artists' moving image and media work recapitulate corporate imagery and language as both a critique and recognition of the omnipotence of these systems. From videos that present the agency of objects in relation to consumers, to the consideration of the space of labor through interventions into sites of emergent industries and globalized consumption, performative and farcical rhetoric, exaggerated uses of prosumer editing and motion graphics tools, and reverent appropriations of advertising imagery—these makers explicitly engage dream factory capitalism. The title, borrowed from The Otolith Group, invokes the cyclical and growing confluence between labor, consumption, and that which propels them.

Programme I - 7 pm

Spring Story - Yang Zhenzhong - 2008
A New Product - Harun Farocki 2012
Workers Leaving the Googleplex - Andrew Norman Wilson, 2011
The Trainee - Pilvi Takala, 2008
Stealing Beauty - Guy Ben-Ner, 2007

Programme II - 9 pm

K-CoreaINC.K - Ryan Trecartin, 2009
Strategies - Harm van den Dorpel, 2011
De-employed - Michael-Bell Smith, 2012
Green Screen Refrigerator - Mark Leckey, 2010
Strike, Hito Steyerl, 2010
Anathema - The Otolith Group, 2011
People's passion, lifestyle beautiful wine, gigantic glass towers, all surrounded by water - Neil Beloufa, 2011


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