Coercion in work is a universal human experience that can be found in manifold forms of labour relations, both contemporary and historical. The analysis of coercive mechanisms in labour relations draws on various disciplinary approaches, mediums and tools.
The exhibition ‘Stories of Work and Coercion: Scientific Contributions Depicted in Illustrations’ intends to specifically point out the potential of the text-image relation for a multimedia historiography by introducing the illustrations of Dariia Kuzmych, Monika Lang and Tim Robinson. The visuals follow the scenarios developed by Anamarija Batista and Corinna Peres, based on academic texts by anthropologists and historians that were presented at the conference ‘Reconceptualising Wage Labour’ 2020 in Budapest. The exhibition display, a rotating wooden drum, was developed by Anna Hofbauer.
Within this process the linearity of the textual is contrasted with the simultaneity of the pictorial and the multidimensionality of the spatial. The exhibition aims to carry the following issues into the discussion of the history of wage labour and coercion: What does it mean to bring the pictorial alongside the written? What knowledge-communicative and didactic possibilities does a multimodal way of telling the past offer?
Colin Arnaud, Marjorie Carvalho de Souza, Mohammad Tareq Hasan, Ana Luleva, Gabriele Marcon, Nataša Milićević,Müge Telci Özbek, Ivanka Petrova, Nico Pizzolato, Akın Sefer,Ljubinka Škodrić, Sigrid Wadauer
Curators & Dramaturgs
Anamarija Batista and Corinna Peres
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