At Reshaping Work we want to explore the future of work from various perspectives and via diverse mediums.
This year Alina Lupu, Artist & Gig Worker, will intervene in the space of the conference venue as a reminder of the way in which, as work is changing, new ways of working are in turn shaping us daily. Alina´s intervention will focus on the one aspect of work in current times which is the aspect of surveillance. The co-working space setup during Reshaping work 2019 will be equipped with video cameras monitoring all work taking place. All throughout the building there will be a series of half playful half oppressive reminders that we are always watched.
‘Work is moving in the direction of autonomy. A worker gets to set their own schedule, and work from home, from their office, from the metro seat on their way to the city center where the co-working space they rented a cubicle in resides. But because we humans are creatures of whim we must increasingly find manners in which to stick to the schedule. So we set ourselves tasks and those tasks must be completed, only we fall to the wayside, procrastinate, forget or pretend to forget.’ Alina Lupu
Alina Lupu, born 1985 in Romania, is a post-conceptual artist and writer. She has a background in psychology, photography and an incomplete education in fine arts. As of December 2018,
she´s had the fortune of getting funded by the local Dutch authorities through the Mondriaan Fond. Before that, she was alternately employed and contracted by Deliveroo, Helpling, Foodora, Uber, Thuisbezorgd, Hanze Groningen, Willem de Kooning Rotterdam, de Taart van m´n Tante, and Poké Perfect Amsterdam. Her pension will eventually total a bit over 2 Euros per month.
Earlier this year she released a publication entitled “This is a Work of Fiction”. The novella goes through real and imagined situations touching upon the fragility of the artistic profession and the many compromises that one is subjected to along the way when embarking on it.
Her work has infiltrated: W139, Amsterdam; Onomatopee, Eindhoven; Drugo More, Rijeka; Rheum Room, Basel; European Lab, Lyon and Diskurs, Giessen, among others.