The id must flow! On today’s episode OK and Sarah talk to cartoonist of Mr. Boop fame Alec Robbins about the on-going mass personae of twitter and irl experiments with identity via Halloween/anime conventions (we should probably read Capitalism and Schizophrenia, idk) Cosplay is just Halloween in the expanded field. Alec, the good one, updates us on the IATSE deal and shares his experiences on incompetent/dangerous/underfunded productions. Leave a gun emoji in the comments if you made it to the Alec Baldwin truther section, but not the watergun bs, the real gun. Who needs sincerity now in the time of monsters?
We discuss the bleak the state of art institutions. Schools and museums have been laying off staff without many cuts to executive pay or dips into endowments. They started with low level freelancers, moved on to anyone who to dared unionize, and are now making serious cuts to full-time positions. We use the viral gun-toting wealthy couple and their Louvre of a house to compare institutions to the democratic party—can they be reformed within capitalism, should they be abolished, and how? If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at email@example.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”
Episode 9 - The YouTube Shooter (The Internet vs Dasein)
Content warning right at the top, this episode we discuss guns, violence, and suicide. We read through the Hito Steyerl essays “Is the Internet Dead?” and “The Terror of Total Dasein: Economies of Presence in the Art Field” We get into the complicated life and death of Nasim Najafi Aghdam, algorithms, junktime, access, and therapy. If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art:https://d.rip/art-and-labor