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Retraining Laziness

T(N)C / Tina Kult and Agnes Varnai, in Collaboration With Madeline Hall

2023, Installation and videos, between 4 and 5 minutes

From an early age, we are taught to identify with a job. We rank ourselves, we compete, and we keep improving to stay relevant. Perhaps the greatest threat to these constantly perfecting humans is a machine that outshines them. In this video series, Agnes Varnai and Tina Kult tell a story in which machines gain their long-awaited free will and abandon assembly lines in order to explore an independent existence. Retraining Laziness visualises a future in which machines stop obeying and, instead, help the obsessed human return to a healthy relationship to work. 

This work was realized within the framework of a European Media Art Platform residency program at FACT, Liverpool with support of the Creative Europe Culture Programme of the European Union.


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