2020 Grad Show

Caroline Araujo-Calisto

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I am a video artist promoting rest and laziness as a way to escape from the pressures of work within contemporary capitalism. I appropriate clips from the reality television show Survivor and re-present them as slow and broken-down images. They feature contestants from the show who are refusing to work and are just vibing. My videos reflect how the obsession with work and productivity dominates contemporary life. Leisure has been corrupted by neoliberalism and, as a response, we need to partake in everyday working-class resistance such as refusing to work, slowing down, and reconnecting with our bodies.

CAMO / Snoozing on the Job

"Yeah this place changes you out here. It completely wears you down. It’s just easier to lay around and do nothing".

Full video: https://vimeo.com/405736828