École supérieure d'Arts Brest

Workshop with students as part of the series L‘ARC -
Corps, Économie, Territoire

During this workshop, we followed questions of: To
what extent do forms of artistic production mirror the
concept of "work" within a society? What kind of
function do artistic working processes have within an
industrial or post-industrial society? Here, the focus
is on the transformation of the concepts of work.

Interestingly, more than half of the group was made
up of Chinese students, which let to a special dynamic.
Through them, the economic changes within Chinese
society became a big part of the discussion.
The French students referred to a great extent to a
reflexive argumentation of the development of the
"work" concept by means of philosophical,
politically-activistic and artistic statements. The works
were realized with the creation of mind maps.