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Performance, Exhibitions, AND Festival 2012: A Dream Came Through / Lanfranco Aceti (2012)

30 October 2012

A Dream Came Through by Lanfranco Aceti questions the politics of exploitative labour.

In a durational performance half-naked ‘workers’ sign a contract of exploitation before being paid, quite literally to do nothing, whilst fanning themselves for all to see. To some, this might seem like an ideal situation. To others, it could give rise to the question of whether all labour is merely institutionalised enslavement.

How successful is the real promise of a minimum wage, of economic liberation, within a ‘dream’ society? Or indeed, within the context of an art world event?