Labour Practices: Ethics of Service and Ideas of Labour in Performance

This event will look at the ways in which artists use ideas of service and labour as creative strategies, and consider the ethics of recruiting the labour of others in works of art.

Playing with the idea of labour and service the Live Art Development Agency have outsourced the researching and writing of a paper on these issues to the writer Mary Paterson, who will in turn outsource the presentation of the paper to the Agency’s Projects Manager and practicing artist Andrew Mitchelson. Artists and writers working in these areas including Nicholas Ridout, Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre, and Emma Leach and Natasha Vicars of Position Unpaid will respond to the paper in relation to their own practices and approaches and provoke further discussion.

At Your Service is a group exhibition curated by Cylena Simonds running until Sat 27 Jun 2009 at the David Roberts Art Foundation in London. At Your Service engages the concept and dynamics of the service and hospitality industries in today’s political and social climate and brings together a wide range of artworks from emerging international artists. The work in At Your Service ranges from sculptural objects to photography and video as well as featuring specially commissioned performances taking place both within the gallery and in public locations, film screenings and talks. For full details of all At Your Service activities visit the David Roberts Art Foundation website here

This event is free, please make reservations by email to rsvp@thisisliveart.co.uk

This event is organised by the Live Art Development Agency in conjunction with At Your Service.
Labour Practices: Ethics of Service and Ideas of Labour in Performance


Event Title: Labour Practices: Ethics of Service and Ideas of Labour in Performance
Further Details:
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Contact Email: Reservations by email to rsvp@thisisliveart.co.uk