Studio Alight was selected to take part in a piece exhibited in the Dutch Pavilion, WORK, BODY, LEISURE of the 2018 Venice Biennale. The work by Studio Alight is called PRIOR ART AUTOMATON which was included in the curated concept The Institute of Patent Infringement by Jane Chew and Matthew Stewart. PRIOR ART AUTOMATON is a piece that in its current state is one part proposal for a forthcoming sculpture work to be exhibited at the ICIA in 2019 and one part a piece in itself The collected body of work acts in the space described by Chew and Stewart: “The dubious world of intellectual property rights allows “Big Tech” multinationals to create a monopoly on ideas concerning automation. Focusing on the political dimension of labor, the Institute of Patent Infringement encourages architects [and designers] to appropriate the frameworks under which these multinationals operate, and subvert their patent drawings, revealing a possible radical and emancipatory potential inherent in these technological regimes, as well as a space where architecture [and design] can play a role.” The Venice Biennale ran from May 26, 2018 – Nov 25, 2018 and the exhibited work from Venice will also be included in the London Design Festival at the V&A, Autumn 2018, and at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
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