Lawrence Lek: Play Station

Thursday 6 July, 7pm

Whitechapel Gallery, London

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/lawrence-lek-talk/

What is the future of employment in an increasingly automated society? Artist Lawrence Lek is joined by curator Fatoş Üstek to discuss his commission for Art Night 2017, a video game ‘job simulator’ where all labour is disguised as leisure. A site-specific VR installation for the recently redeveloped White Chapel Building – previously owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland – Lek’s new work reflects on the relationship between labour and play.

 

Whitechapel Gallery, Lawrence Lek, Play Station, video still from VR world, 2017. Courtesy the artist-sm

 

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