To conclude his solo exhibition at Ryder Projects, Jeremy Hutchison will present a live performance. In this work, two factory workers rehearse a question: what will we do when there is nothing to do? Their staged dialogue explores the dilemma of a world without work, and the challenge of technological automation on human existence.
This performance is a development of the video currently showing at the gallery. This work examines the operations of a peanut factory in the Middle East. The employees of this factory labour tirelessly at their stations, performing a sequence of repetitive tasks. But while bodies and machines operate in perfectly choreographed efficiency, not a single peanut is produced. The factory simply reproduces its own labour conditions.
The event will last approximately half an hour. Refreshments will be provided.