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Oct - Nov 2009
Au Travail / At Work

”There are Shitty Jobs Everywhere; That’s My Freedom” (Bob the Builder, founder of the collective Au Travail-At Work)

AU TRAVAIL / AT WORK is a project based on a call for collaboration which is open to all. This experimental project urges artists and workers to consider their workplace as a site of artistic residence. The space of reflection, production, or intervention becomes the space of the employer. The members of the collective appropriate the culture of work within their daily lives and, ultimately, they produce themselves by making use of the cultural and technological means that are available to them in the workplace.The workplace is considered as a field for experimentation and discovery wherein the conflictual relations arising between private Utopias, collective necessities, and economic realities are unfolded. The members of the collective capitalize on the individual worker’s right to manage his or her own free time, by means of the re-appropriation and self-valorisation of such time.

Au Travail-At Work has been invited by The Hague’s artist run center 1646 to actively operate in the city for a month and a half. On the 24th of october Au Travail-At Work will officially open its head quarters to the public, a temporary job center in the center of The Hague, together with the world-premier screening of a documentary about the collective’s history and its future developments towards autonomy. During its residency, Au Travail-At Work will organize several side activities as for example competence-sharing days, and it will end with a closure event on the 14th of november to show the results of the residency.

The opening of Au Travail-At Work head-quarter will take place on the 24th of october at 20:00 in Boekhorststraat 139. Arrive on time for the screening (20:00)

The job center will be open from the 27h of october till the 14th of november on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday and Saturday from 13:00h to 19:00h and Thursday from 13:00 to 21:00h

other residents.

deadlines.

  • 1st of June 2017 for the period October/ November 2017
  • 1st of November 2017 for the period March/ April 2018

how to apply.

An application consists of:

  • The completed application form, available for download here
  • Documentation of work. If the applicant works with sound or video please include a CD or DVD
  • Artist’s statement / Project proposal for the residency period

Please note that the application should be completed in English and that the submitted documentation will not be returned.

Submit your application to:
Residency at 1646
Boekhorststraat 125 – 2512 CN
The Hague – The Netherlands