Pil & Galia Kollectiv in conversation with Stevphen Shukaitis


Art Exchange

admission free


Sunday 7th July – 3-4 pm at Victoria Place (off Eld Lane), Colchester, CO1 1LR – above the Slack Space exhibition spaces.

Pil & Galia Kollectiv are London based artists, writers and curators who work in collaboration. Their work addresses the legacy of modernism. It explores avant-garde discourses of the twentieth century in the context of a changing landscape of creative work and instrumentalised leisure. They are interested in the relationship between art and politics, and the role irony and belief play in its current articulation. They often use choreographed movement and ritual as both an aesthetic and a thematic dimension, juxtaposing consumer rites and religious ceremonies to find the underlying convictions of a secular, post-ideological society.

The artists will be in conversation with Dr. Stevphen Shukaitis, a lecturer at the University of Essex, Centre for Work and Organization, and a member of the Autonomedia editorial collective. Since 2009 he has coordinated and edited Minor Compositions (http://www.minorcompositions.info). He is the author of Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Day (2009, Autonomedia) and editor (with Erika Biddle and David Graeber) of Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations // Collective Theorization (AK Press, 2007). His research focuses on the emergence of collective imagination in social movements and the changing compositions of cultural and artistic labour.

(Im)material Labour is curated by MA Critical Curating students Warren Harper, Matylda Taszycka and alumnus Jonathan Weston.

To reserve your place, please email immaterial.labour@live.co.uk