19–25 AUG 2020
For her WebRes, Not Working, Gillie Kleiman will be sharing a series of specially-written and pre-existing texts exploring post-work potentials, the potency of the non-professional and the political efficacy of friendship.
Gillie Kleiman is a choreographer living in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. From the starting point of dance and choreography, Gillie makes performances, texts, events and pedagogical encounters that appear in contexts associated with multiple artforms as well as social spaces and educational environments.
“I am not working.
When this text is released I will not be working.
When this text is released I will not be working, because it is Wednesday, and on Wednesdays I do other things that aren’t work.”
“I don’t want to have to wrap myself in the protective armour of the title ‘artist’ in order to fight for my right to survive”
Friday 21 August: Sabbath.
“there exists a sabbath-power which emerges from festive inoperativity, through which new forms of relation are possible”
Monday 24 August: Thinking about Wages for Housework and thinking anew in the arts.
“I am interested in and invigorated by the novel possibility of making alien the ways in which we work – mostly how power, agency and resource move around – in order that they become impossibly strange.”
Tuesday 25 August: Dancing is a front for friendship
“How can we mobilise our friendships – particular those with people whose working lives overlap our own – to be more genuinely dangerous to the status quo we need to overturn?”