Part of a series of free events brought to you by Rest & its discontents at the Mile End Art Pavilion.
An exploration and celebration of solidarity with struggles for improved work, and resistance to work - and the right to ‘a life of dignity’ that often lies at the heart of such struggles. What does solidarity mean, what does it achieve and what are its possibilities and limits? How is solidarity expressed in practice (through art, political protest, consumer complaint, direct action) in these times of precarity, insecurity and ever deepening assaults on the rights and freedoms of workers and claimants? What gestures of solidarity have meant the most to you? An event for activists on all fronts. In partnership with United Voices of the World, Paula Peters, Boycott Workfare, Manual Labours and others.
About Rest & its discontents:
Rest matters to everyone. Its presence, absence and quality affects mind, body, culture and society. Rest & its discontents explores the dynamics of rest, stress, relaxation, sound, noise, work and mindwandering in an evolving laboratory of moving image, performance, drawing, poetry, data, sound, music and debate.
Rest & its discontents features the work of over 25 contributors including Nina Garthwaite’s radio for mind wanderers Default Mode Radio Network; Christian Nold’s audio installation and noise-monitoring network Prototyping a new Heathrow Airport; Tamarin Norwood’s video Sleep Studies I–V; and Patrick Coyle’s thirty-nine floating solar-powered objects alluding to the categories of labour prohibited on the Sabbath.
Rest & its discontents draws on Hubbub, a two-year residency undertaken by fifty international artists, writers, social scientists, broadcasters, humanities researchers, scientists and mental health experts in The Hub at Wellcome Collection, and led by Durham University.
For further information about our free exhibition Rest & its discontents and accompanying series of events, visit us online at hubbubresearch.org
Image credit: Pascal via Flickr