Have you never heard of Fiverr.com? Then you're probably not a freelancer. Fiverr is like a digital crowdsource factory - an online platform (one of many) on which freelancers from all over the world offer their services.
Artists Michael Mandiberg and Joris Verleg independently looked into this matter to use this platform as an artistic tool. For a few euros, they commissioned digital freelancers to play short scenes and make them into a movie. How this works, what the pitfalls are but also what it can deliver, they show at MU on Thursday 7 March from 8 pm.
Joris Verleg developed an unbridled fascination for the visual culture of the internet during his study at St. Joost in Breda. His graduation project My First Vlog was previously shown at MU in The New Newsroom and Joris is also one of the speakers during the first Eindhoven edition of The Hmm on 28 February. In addition, he was the first MU Plug In Artist to have had access to the two containers where MU is part of Plug In City. MU is co-producer of his latest work MY STORY which he bases entirely on Fiverr.
Michael Mandiberg is an American interdisciplinary artist who focuses on the poetry and politics of the information society. Mandiberg is keen to make the hidden processes of digital systems and public web servers visible. Mandi knows how to intelligently unravel the digital tools with which we surround ourselves with and their underlying ideologies from a queer approach. Well-known works by Mandiberg are Print Wikipedia (7473 (!) Books) and Quantified Self Portrait. In addition, Mandiberg is one of the founders and driving forces of Art + Feminism, the organization behind the Wikipedia edit-a-thons, of which there will be another event in Eindhoven on 8 March, this time at Watershed in Pand P. On 7 March at MU Mandiberg will elaborate on how a digital and contemporary remake of the classic about work and industry with Fiverr is made.
When Thursday 7 maart 2019
Walk in 19.30 Film starts 20.00
Tickets free entrance