Non-stop: Performing labor



This workshop is open to the public. In order to participate please send an email labeled “Non-stop: Performing labor” to until Friday 27-3-15.

This workshop is part of the three reading workshops that will be organised in contextual dialogue with the “Pom pom expedition” exhibition by the curators and the artist.

The reading workshop Non-stop: Performing labor suggests an introductory reading of post-fordist forms of labor in the context of contemporary art and its institutions. Through the critical study of a selection of text by theorists and artists, the workshop will attempt an evaluation of concepts of immaterial and affective labor, notions of precarity and biopolitical performativity in relation to today’s mechanisms and processes of art’s production, distribution and experience.


Lazzarato, Maurizio (1996) “Immaterial labour”. Radical thought in Italy: A potential politics (ed. Virno, Paolo and Michael Hardt), University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, pp. 133-147.

Hardt, Michael (1999) “Affective labor.” Boundary, Vol 2, pp. 89-100.

Price, Seth (2008) “Dispersion”. New York: 38th Street Publishers

Steyerl, Hito (2011) “Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Postdemocracy”. Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art (ed. Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, and Anton Vidokle), Berlin: Sternberg Press, pp. 30-39.

Lütticken, Sven (2012) “General Performance”. Available at (last access 1 March 2015)

Petros Moris was born in 1986 in Lamia, Greece. He lives and works in Athens and London. He has studied in the Athens School of Fine Arts and has received an MFA in Curating from the Goldsmiths University of London. He currently undergoes Phd research at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly. He has presented his work in solo shows at DUVE Berlin-Berlin, Project Native Informant-London, OMMU Distribution-Athens and Kappatos Gallery-Athens. As a member of the art collective  KERNEL, he has realized solo presentations at Union Pacific-London, V4ULT-Berlin, SPACE-London and XYZ Outlet-Athens and has curated projects for the Athens Biennial and the London-based project space Woodmill. Together with the curatorial collective SIM he has curated panels and events at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Chisenhale Gallery in London. He is founder of the newly established Athens-based publishing and curatorial project Radical Reading.

RR [RADICAL READING] is an Athens-based curatorial endeavour, which deals with contemporary artistic production, the presentation and contextualisation of solo projects, as well as the theoretical and literary complex of the heterogeneous aspects that infiltrate and rearrange the fields of the sensible and the performative. RR was founded in 2014 by Evangelia Ledaki and Petros Moris.


Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)