WebRes 2020: NOT WORKING with GILLIE KLEIMAN

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.


Wednesday 19 August: I am not working.

Text reads: I am not working. Click to read.

“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.”

Read on the SDS blog.

Thursday 20 August: Recapitulating hypocrisy: work and not-work in flow.

Text reads: Recapitulating hypocrisy: work and not-work in flow. Click to read.

“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”

Read on the SDS blog.

Friday 21 August: Sabbath.

Text reads: Sabbath. Click to read.

“there exists a sabbath-power which emerges from festive inoperativity, through which new forms of relation are possible”

Read on the SDS blog.

Monday 24 August: Thinking about Wages for Housework and thinking anew in the arts.

Text reads: Thinking about Wages for Housework and thinking anew in the arts. Click to read.

“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.”

Read on the SDS blog.

Tuesday 25 August: Dancing is a front for friendship

Text reads: Dancing is a front for friendship. Click to read.

“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?”

Read on the SDS blog.