This issue of Werker Magazine presents images and documents that have been compiled from secondhand bookstores, online booksellers, personal archives, and street markets over the last few years. How can documents, that originate from different geographies and historical contexts, be performed by its readers?
Pre-organized collectives or any engaged visitors are invited to perform an Image Act* using the microphones and scenography provided in the exhibition space. The performances can take any shape but only its sound is recorded.
Transcending the borders of the institution into the local context, the recordings are broadcast in public space. This website will keep on expanding, revealing fragments of the recordings and the locations of broadcast.
Werker 2 — A Spoken History of The Young Worker and Image Act were first presented as an installation in the exhibition Imagineering— (Re)activating the Photographic at Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art as part of Krakow Photomonth 2016. A co-production between the Foundation for Visual Arts, Poland and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, as part of SITUATIONS/Proletariats. With generous support of Mondriaan Fund and Manifesta 11 Zürich 2016.