Featuring a generative database of 3,000 videos produced by workers hired through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) service, this exhibition displays single and multi-channel video installations throughout an entire decaying school building in South Lake Union. Coupe makes the individuals behind mTurk visible by instructing workers to record a one minute video each hour from 9AM and 5PM, thus creating an archive of their regular daily routine. General Intellect questions the value of digital and cultural labor, the shifting conditions of exploitation and the new forms of social alienation that we face today, alone and together.
The second edition of Seattle's first international art, film and technology festival.
Pierre Huyghe, Ed Atkins, Sue de Beer, Phil Collins, Josh Kline, Gillian Wearing, Roman Signer,
Lisa Tan, Knut Asdam, Kalup Linzy, Robin Rhode, Ellie Ga, Julien Prévieux
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Cornish College of the Arts, Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington
Engaging technology, design and contemporary culture, Aktionsart is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit laboratory
that produces ambitious art projects in public and private space.
Core programming is nomadic and antidisciplinary, considering
the past, present and future of art and technology.
Aktionsart is a German linguistic term that means “type of action.”
Header Image: Nam June Paik. TV Rodin. 1976-1978.