‘ I Like My Job 5’ is a new performance commission by Austrian collective Gelitin. Streamed online at www.twitch.tv/kunstraum and Instagram Live (@kunstraumlondon ), ‘I Like My Job 5’ has been commissioned as part of our ongoing streamed programme of live and pre-recorded performances online.
'I Like My Job 5' mediates notions of labour, play and production, depicting Gelitin being at work and ‘doing their job’. The group perform their practice on the fragile territory of humour, spontaneity, child-like naiveté, and blatant sexuality. Refusing to be a documentary, this video will be their first work produced specifically for online audiences.
The video is the fifth in a series of works which have been creative over the last 20 years that depicts Geltin ‘at work’. Previous ‘I Like My Work’ commissions include:I Like My Job 4, Guadalajara, Mexico, (2015); I Like My Job 3, Paris (2007), I Like My Job 2, Royal College of Art, London (1999); I Like My Job 1, Honcho Magazine, New York City (1998)
Supported by The Federal Ministry Republic of Austria and Arts Council England
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Gelitin is a collective formed in 1993 and based in Vienna, consisting of the four artists Ali Janka, Florian Reither, Tobias Urban, and Wolfgang Gantner. Anticipating Relational Aesthetics, Gelitin plays with audience participation and collaboration, as a central core of their oeuvre. Attitudes become form and viewers are invited to join in as participants, defying their routine behaviour while enjoying art from a new perspective.