Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker

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Technical specifications: Offset publication, 108 pp, 75 black-white images, stapled, Amsterdam / Krakow / Winterthur 2016, Edition Number: 1, Width: 29,7 cm, Length: 42 cm, Language(s): Several languages. 1000 copies.

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. A website will keep on expanding, revealing fragments of the recordings and the locations of broadcast.

Credits: Editors (Werker Collective), Text (Werker Archive), Images (Werker Archive), Design (Werker Collective), Publisher (Werker Collective), Funding (Mondriaan Fonds, Manifesta 11, Krakow Photomonth).

Diffusion: ‘The Applicant’ Embassy of the Netherlands. Berlin, Germany. ‘Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker’ Manifesta 11 Parallel Events. Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland. ‘Imagineering — (Re)activating the Photographic’ Krakow Photomonth. Poland.