Friday 20 June 2008, 5 – 9pm
Where does work stop and leisure start?
American artist Amy Alexander observes that people seem to always be working, even when we’re playing, because the tools of work have become the tools of leisure, thereby making leisure virtually indiscernible from work. She describes coffeehouse culture as consisting of lattes and laptops and club performances looking clerical, with laptops replacing guitars, drums, and other “thrashables”.
For No Time to Lose, she brings the humorous, public space art performance CyberSpaceLand into the streets of Aberdeen for an outdoor intervention that may just inspire a revolution …
- The Green, 5pm
- Schoolhill, 6pm
- Beach Boulevard, 7pm
About the artist
Amy Alexander is a software and performance artist and VJ who has worked in film, video, music, programming and information technology as well as in digital media art. Her work has been presented on the Internet, in clubs and on the street as well as in festivals and museums. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. Besides southern California, she can occasionally be found in Philadelphia and New Jersey.