My Goals Are Bigger Than Yours: Valentino Russo
April 9 — May 28
From the 9th of April the installation ‘Hyperemployed’ by Valentino Russo will be visible in the space of Off the, Grid. Working for more clients at the time, whose offices might be scattered around the globe, makes it impossible to establish a routine with precise working hours and a localized working space. Consequently, the private space is shaped by the imperative of productivity, turning the bedroom into an office, while the threshold between working hours and leisure time gets increasingly blurry. In fact, the freelancer is always working. From the moment she wakes up to check for new emails, to the necessity to be constantly present on social media to ‘share’, ’connect’ and boost the network, to the last check to the inbox before going to bed.
Productivity at the workstation (instagram live performance)
April 9, 3pm
Tune in on the 9th of April at 15.00 for some fitness at the workstation! Live on Instagram: cas-co/offthegridleuven.
Valentino Russo is a visual artist based in The Hague (NL). He is interested in the reuse and re-contextualization of images from online sources — sometimes mixed with original material. This process mirrors the endless recycle of culture that takes place in our social-media based society, a landscape characterized by the impossibility to distinguish between real and fake, true and false, right and wrong. Valentino also co-curates the artist-run space The Balcony in The Hague together with Arthur Cordier.
My Goals Are Bigger Than Yours
This project is part of Season #5 in Off the, Grid: My Goals Are Bigger Than Yours, organized by artists David Ghelli Santuliana, Valentino Russo, Cathleen Owens, Carmen Dusmet Carrasco & Arthur Cordier.