Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Nobodycorp. Internationale Unlimited
Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom is a project by Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler that has been executed in various formats since 2014. Banners made by 12 artists will be presented on MOCAK’s elevation, showcasing utopian projections that serve the purposes of secession from and resistance to the world of now. Most of these banners were originally produced for the façade of the Secession in Vienna.
In the current month (19.9–24.10.2016) we are showing the work:
Nobodycorp. Internationale Unlimited, Mogok Nasional (General Strike), 2014
Abolish modern day slavery!
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!
The banner was created on the basis of a series of posters made during the general strike of the Indonesian Trade Union Confederation in 2013. After China, Indonesia has a second place globally in terms of economic growth; in spite of that, the country’s employers continue with the low wages policy. The protesters demanded pay rises, an introduction of a welfare support system and the banning of outsourcing, which leads to lowering the wages. The demands of the unions have not yet been met, so they continue to fight for improved working conditions.
Socially engaged art that responds to topical issues is the hallmark of Nobodycorp. Internationale Unlimited. This project began in 1993 and was initiated by Alit Ambara, an artist activist member of the People’s Cultural Network (Jaringan Kerja Budaya) in Jakarta.