Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
13.06 – 14.06.2013
75 Watt is an inter disciplinary project between visual art/design and dance, focussing on the human body on the assembly line. The project seeks to explore the nature of mass-manufacturing products on various scales; from the geo- political context of hyper-fragmented labour to the bio-political condition of the human body on the assembly line. Engineering logic has reduced the factory labourer to a man-machine, through scientific management of every single movement. By shifting the purpose of the labourer’s actions from the efficient production of objects to the performance of choreographed acts, mechanical movement is reinterpreted into the most human form of motion: dance. What is the value of this artefact that only exists to support the performance of its own creation? And as the product dictates the movement, does it become the subject, rendering the worker the object?
‘A labourer over the course of an 8-hour day can sustain an average output of about 75 watts.’ (Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers)
Working Title Platform #6
By organising residences, Workspacebrussels supports the work of young artists, and twice a year presents the results in Working Title Platform. Don’t expect any finished productions, but exciting work in progress that may continue to evolve. In addition to the stage presentations, there are also discussions after the shows, the Field Notes publication on the residences, closed feedback sessions, a writing workshop and encounter sessions with performing arts professionals.
Full programme at www.workspacebrussels.be