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Reverie, on the Liberation from Work

Danilo Correale2017-01-01/2017-01-01

Viafarini

Viafarini
Milano, Italy

"At Work's End" is a project that incorporates installation elements, audio, video animation, and paintings that consider what another model for a technologically and economically developed society could look like. The artist draws equally from the legacy of 1960s and 70s articulations of the refusal of work, as well as the self-help, motivational records and guided meditation techniques of the era, which became increasingly popular as new forms of production and consumerist ideologies took hold in American society.
At Work’s End challenges us to be slow, undistracted, and unproductive exhibition-goers. We step into a gentle purple light that bathes the space. A hypnotic and durational sound piece at the core of the installation, “Reverie, on the Liberation from Work,” invites us to close our eyes and listen in a reclined position. Created by the artist in collaboration with a hypnotherapist, it addresses everything from the removal of our work-related anxieties to meditations on universal basic income.

Details

  • Title: Reverie, on the Liberation from Work
  • Creator: Danilo Correale
  • Date: 2017-01-01/2017-01-01
  • Location: Art in General, New York
  • working and living place of the artist: New York and Naples
  • Provenance: Courtesy the artist
  • Type: Installation
  • External Link: http://www.danilocorreale.com/

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