About the projectLa Lutte Continue evokes a time in the near future in which the system of wage labour has been abandoned due to increasing automation and the mobilisation of an unlikely alliance of artists, interns, Workfarers and other unpaid workers, who have come together to fight for the total decommodification of labour.
Archive footage, sound, and reworked slogans from the Paris uprising of May 1968 are interspersed with choreographed actions performed by a mother and her two children amid a bleak post-industrial landscape, while the mother delivers a triumphant victory speech to an imagined gathering of revolutionaries.
The work was made in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of May '68 and will be shown as widely as possibly throughout the year. There will be an international launch on Mayday 01/05/2018, following the screening at Glasgow International.
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About the event
Who Can Afford To Be An Artist?: Strategies for Survival
La Lutte Continue was made in response to the themes of this event which continues the debate on artists' precarity and how this affects the lack of diversity in the arts.
Speakers / provokers include:
Sekai Machache– Yon Afro
Lauren Printy Currie (SAU)
with discussion hosted by Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford
This event coincides In Kind, a collaborative action research project by visual artists, Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford, examining the "below the water-line" economy of Glasgow International 2018, charting the unseen, unaccounted for efforts that enable the festival to take place; exploring the support in kind, unpaid labour, mutual favours, gifts and volunteer hours that go into making GI an apparent success.