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High Performance! Glossary

8 May 2012

workshop day 1

The current economic crisis is not only a result of some major failures in speculating practices, but the outbreak of a constant crisis inherent to the system. Exploitation of the society and the environment through a reliance on constant growth, the possibility of infinite creation of money for some through the creation of debt for the majority, and the binding of most life-procedures to procedures of money are creating a precarious and dangerous economic climate.

Starting a glossary on Economics

Working on THE SQUARE : a delimited area in the workshop space, where we can experiment and model thoughts around interactions related with art and economy.
It is supervised by a camera which films the situation from above. It looks like a surveillance system ;) but it is not only that.

Jorgos Papadopoulos, Greek Economist, is intervening to clarify notions and concepts.
We spent time defining what means UTILITY and the notion of enjoyment linked to it.
The notion of Apparatus was introduced through a text by Lepecki.

We also mentioned different existing types of economies :
general economy
gift economy
economy of the body
blood economy
etc.
and how they work respectively.

In the arts field, can we talk about a gift economy?



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