Structures That Cooperate: Get Paid! presents artworks, events and projects operating with politicised models of economy and organisation. These include Cultural Capital Cooperative Object #2 (CCCO#2) a cooperatively produced and owned film by produced by artists Nikita Gale, Candice Lin, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Nour Mobarak, Blaine O’Neill, and Patrick Staff amplified by the Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S) installed alongside works from the Ceramics Studio Co-op, London.
In continuation of a format established in October, where Cubitt’s gallery is used for an extended schedule of events, commissions, research and exhibitions, Get Paid! will present work across several formats and timeframes
For a 12-month period Cubitt will be licensing the CCCO#2 film as a process of dialogue and support of the Cultural Capital Cooperative group. CCCO#2 will be installed in the gallery for Get Paid! inviting Black Obsidian Sound System to amplify the sound of the film for the opening night. Black Obsidian Sound System is a collectively made and owned sound system established in the summer of 2018 with the intention of bringing together a community of queer, trans and non binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism.
After CCCO#2’s public installation in the gallery, the film will be available to view at Cubitt by appointment until December 2019, alongside a template of the CCC license agreement. This agreement will be made available as a free download from the Cubitt website as a resource for others, to be adapted and used in support of future cooperative art production.
Into this context, Get Paid! invites another cooperative, Ceramics Studio Co-op an artist-run worker co-operative in south London. Ceramics Studio Co-op will present a selection of works for sale by its members and, as part of a longer term conversation, are working with The Voice of Domestic Workers towards the production of a new collaborative ceramic work for sale later in 2019.
Ongoing collaborations include working with Clemence Seilles on the scenography of the gallery space, The Voice of Domestic Workers in residence, Schooling & Culture at AMSI and research with W.A.G.E.