3 October 2012
Introducing Minimum-being sessions at PoP, 26-27 October 2012
The two sessions will take the form of a pop-up talk show in collaboration with The People Speak, on the experience of time, labour and value. Together we will experience and record a section of time. Part rolling-news, a repetitive countdown, a ‘good’ story – which is ruptured by personal insight mindful of duration.
“This late consumer culture is full of really interesting stories if you can find how things are working. But, you know, people won’t talk about that, they use the stories to take you away, to entertain you, to justify structures – narrative structures, “that sounds fine that doesn’t”. They don’t really talk about you – where you are, where you live, what you want, what you’re doing here…what you’re ‘doing’ here.”
In the UK the minimum wage is currently £6.19 per hour (from 1st October 2012). That’s 10.32 pence per minute. The duration of our session within these confines is £4.13
What sort of quality of time might that produce?
OPEN CALL for submissions of found or recorded footage of the performance of work for the creation of a feature-length experimental film during 2013. Details of how to submit here: http://minimumbeing.tumblr.com/howtosubmit/
The sessions at P o P are in collaboration with The People Speak: http://thepeoplespeak.org.uk/
 From interview with Laurie Andersen by Cathy Lane in Playing With Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice (2008)