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Adrian Melis 'Línea de producción por excedente', 2014

Línea de producción por excedente

Surplus Production Line

Fecha:
2014
Tipo obra:
Media installation
Material:
Shred paper and single-channel video, colour, sound, 10 min
Medidas:
Procedencia:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Private long-term loan
Registre núm:
5244

Adrian Melis created a private company in Amsterdam in 2014. In various media he published a job offer aimed at Spaniards, involving working two hours a day five days a week for a month. The job consisted of printing the 2,700 CVs received from those applying for the post and then destroying them in a shredding machine. The resulting shredded CVs are now exhibited in the gallery space, along with a projection showing the process of its destruction.

The cracks in the system of capitalist production are Melis’s working material. In this piece, he transforms the job prospects and life expectations of the applicants into raw material for shredding. The work is a sarcastic reference to the maxim of liberal economist Joseph Schumpeter, who argued that capitalism creates wealth by destroying existing economic and social structures.

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