What to do after work? The anatomy of a future after work

18/4 2023 5 pm — 7 pm

What to do after work? is a public intervention in the framework of the exhibition In the meantime, midday comes around and an open invitation to participate, speculate, or simply to listen in.

Please register via vermittlung@kunsthallewien.at.

Free admission.

The What to do after work? event series takes place every two weeks, on Tuesday from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Why is it so hard to imagine a society not structured by work? The What to do after work? event series concludes with a storytelling workshop in which participants playfully develop a vision of a post-work society – a society or a world after work.

Would time pass more slowly here? Would work no longer be called work and would this world be shaped by solidarity? Who lives where and how? And does anyone still work for someone else or exclusively for themselves?

For this event we have invited the artist, science fiction and LARP writer Ana de Almeida to develop a scenario for a post-work world together with the visitors. Using world-building techniques originating from the field of creative writing and usually applied in the science fiction genre, an imagined world is created, negotiated, measured, contested, and bent into shape within the framework of a moderated discussion.

Economic crises, pandemics, and ecological destruction fundamentally challenge current political and economic systems. Answers to these problems seem elusive, while political strategies, ways of life, and thus visions of the future are adapted to the crisis rather than aiming to solve it. This workshop therefore starts with the imagination, in order to look beyond the current stalemate.

This process will be documented acoustically in order to make the anatomy of imaginations, the fears, dreams or hopes interwoven in them audible.

Ana de Almeida is an artist and author from Lisbon, currently living and working in Vienna. In her practice, de Almeida deals with individual and collective memory and with processes of remembering from a socio-political perspective. She works with political imagination as much as with the privatization of history.