AboutQ. What will I be if I'm not an artist?
A. Think of how many people have gotten laid without even talking about art *
Waiters, invigilators, cafe workers, bookshop staff, technicians - artists spend the majority of their careers not being artists in order to support their practice.
Plan 9 Trade Union has been set up to radicalise artworkers in their satellite careers.
The Art Workers Coalition of the 1970's called for the end of art institutions.
The Art Strike of the 1990's called for the end of art.
Plan 9 Trade Union calls for covert sedition rather than overt cessation.
Plan 9 Trade Union artworkers will be staffing the Arnolfini's Far West Metro Store at The Mall Shopping Centre, Broadmead, Bristol from 27 June until 24 July. Opening times are Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
For further information and to read the Plan 9 Trade Union terms and conditions go to http://plan9tradeunion.blogspot.com/
The blog will be updated throughout June and July and you're invited to post your comments.
More information about Far West at http://www.arnolfini.org.uk
* Question number 7 from '20 of the most difficult, awkward and searching questions you could ask about the art strike (1990-1993)', YAWN, Sept 22, 1989.