At the 2012 Whitney Biennial, the artist Georgia Sagri presents an ongoing installation / performance titled Travailler Je ne travaille pas (working the no work). VernissageTV documented part of Georgia Sagri’s performance on the occasion of the Biennial’s VIP opening on February 28, 2012.
“Georgia Sagri presents an ongoing installation/performance in which she engages a variety of media-distribution methods, such as film and video, audio recording, and print publishing. With the goal of producing of a book, Sagri will invite philosophers, activists and organizers, artists, and laborers to shape, through conversations and activities, the concept of “Working The No Work.” Reflecting especially on the radical shifts in political and social life of the present and recent past, the texts generated will feed back into the project as a whole, with Sagri playing the role of designer/editor/illustrator in unexpected ways.” (The Whitney Museum of American Art).
Georgia Sagri was born in 1979 in Athens, Greece. Sagri lives and works in New York.
The above video is an excerpt, complete video below (14:29 min.).
Georgia Sagri: Travailler Je ne travaille pas (working the no work). Mixed Media Installation and Performance. VIP Opening Whitney Biennial 2012. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York / USA, February 28, 2012.
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Full-length video (14:29 Min.):