We Are the Time Machines
Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht
15.11.2015 - 13.03.2016
We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (WTM) is an exhibition and study program which is open and free for everyone; furthermore, you are invited to actively take part in them. WTM is based on the sense of urgency that our capitalist economy-driven society needs to change. We instead need to be guided by the principle of the commons. As an art institution we ask: How can artworks and other activities taking place through art institutions be shared as knowledge—embodied and practical—for the commons? How should art and art institutions act if they intend to practice the commons, rather than only reflect on it? More specifically, how can an exhibition, the most prominent form of public sharing by art organizations, work toward building—and sustaining—the commons?
Together with Ask Annabel, Michel Bauwens, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Ruth Buchanan, Doorbraak, Rosie Eveleigh, Fernando García-Dory, Katherine Gibson, Roel Griffioen, Indonesian Migrant Workers Union, Annette Krauss, Kritische Studenten Utrecht, Mattin, OPEN! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain, Perdu, Revolutionary Feminism Reading Group, Rigo 23, Terra Critica, Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni, (Un)usual Business, We Are Here, We Are the Time Machines- Study Group, Manuela Zechner, Aimée Zito Lema and more.
Graphic design: David Bennewith with Bram van den Berg
Exhibition design: Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik (Jesko Fezer, Anita Kaspar, Andreas Müller with Peter Behrbohm)