Productivity and growth are the philosophical premises of the present day. Working processes are being optimized to increase efficiency, working hours are being deregulated until the distinction between work and leisure time disappears. Artistic work seems to follow other criteria, but also in this field professionalization and selfoptimization are on the rise. But what would happen if ‘doing nothing’ or ‘inaction’ were to become a source of inspiration for a refusal to produce?
Is too much production a reaction to the fear of nothing or does the fear of nothing create overproduction? In art and cultural production as well as in production in general, to do nothing is to do something very important.
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