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VISITORS OF AN EXHIBITION SPACE ARE SUGGESTED 

TO 'DO NOTHING'

Testimonial by Jesse Van Winden / conversation with Katya Ev

“In relation to the actual ‘doing nothing’ and the effort

of being physically entirely present, embodied, and

conscious, the financial remuneration of €10,25, I think,

is besides the point. It is an important component of

the project because of its equalization with the time that

we spent doing things, worrying about things, taking

responsibilities… And to be on a contract—which is

explicitly not a work contract but a kind of simulacrum:

specifically not a fair payment but a minimum of a some

weird Belgian regulation—a sort of para-payment.”

“Being paid is relevant here in the context of

productivism, the constant pressure either by employers

or by society at large… to be efficient and productive,

according to pretty much quantifiable standards, be they

monetary or time-based, did it work or did it not, did you

win or not, are you the fastest? Competition all over the

place!”