Lawrence Lek: Play Station

Thursday 6 July, 7pm

Whitechapel Gallery, London

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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