Projects

Dating an Economist

[A series of performative dinner dates and audio recordings]

 

During 2015 Rebecca Conroy went on a series of dates with economic philosophers and finance dudes across North America and Europe and called it an art project. The result is a series of recorded conversations and thoughts on the subject of finance capitalism, power, intimacy, and the intangibility of how we create value. Part radio documentary, part experimental fiction, this work is ongoing and will appear finally as a four-part experimental audio documentary in 2016. First audio edition commissioned by Radio National (Creative Audio Unit) in June, 2016.

The intention of this work is to provoke and ponder the relationship between capital and the artists labouring body, different imaginings of currency, and to explore the poetry of finance algorithms and acts of self-determination for a possible post-capitalist future.

Follow the dates here

Listen to a radio interview about the project here

Hear the commissioned radio piece here