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Trilogia postfordista II. Blue-collar Suite No. 2: Lear's Song, 2009

Post-Fordist Trilogy II. Blue-collar Suite No. 2: Lear's Song, 2009
Installation, Variable dimensions
The closure of the production plant of the US multinational Lear Corporation in Cervera (Lleida) in 2002 had widespread media coverage. The company, which manufactured car parts and employed 1,280 workers, moved its factory to Poland. Octavi Comeron incorporates this relocation process in the second part of his Post-Fordist Trilogy, a visual and conceptual reflection on the forms of manual labour in advanced capitalism. The blue refers to the workers’ overalls. The work is predicated on the concept of the ‘double bind’, proposed in the fifties by anthropologist Gregory Bateson to describe a situation of irresolvable conflict. On the wall, as a reference to the idea of productive time, a projected figure adds up every second, beginning from 0 on the opening day of the exhibition.

Technical details

Original title:
Trilogia postfordista II. Blue-collar Suite No. 2: Lear's Song
Registration number:
5121
Artist:
Comeron, Octavi
Date created:
2009
Date acquired:
2014
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Installation
Media:
Various materials
Dimensions:
Variable dimensions
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of Octavi Comeron's Inheritors
Copyright:
© Octavi Comeron
It has accessibility resources:
No

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It could be my bedroom (or something similar to it). Even the same technical characteristics: all the walls and volumes constructed in this module of raw canvas for painters to measure me and measure ourselves.
Pep Agut