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Siri and Alexa walk into a bar

David Veneman

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” – Mark Zuckerberg

In an hour-long late-night talkshow David Veneman shows a collection of works that show his personal ideas and creative ambitions outsourced to a temporary workforce.
Expect a race between Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Thuisbezorgd to see who delivers a pizza to the show fastest. We’ll have a Mars going to a Tesla and a live interview with Siri and Alexa.

Siri and Alexa walk into a bar addresses the gig economy as a way of presenting ideas through the labor of others. By hiring temporary workers to materialise his own ideas the artists extracts himself from the process of actual physical creation. Mirroring the strategies companies like Uber, Deliveroo and Amazon utilise to create value for their shareholders while abstracting value from the people who actually execute the work for them, David Veneman chooses not to be the executioner of the pieces presented. In a sense, these companies themselves are not people but virtual corporate entities, and so in this project Veneman act solely as an instigator and delegates the actual act of making work while retaining the right to call himself the maker of this work.

Siri and Alexa walk into a bar takes place in Zaal 3 on Sunday November 11th, at 3PM.

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