Melanie Gilligan: Intangible Economies
March 12, 2012 / Melanie Gilligan presents a talk that that explores the potential agency of affect within a capitalist system in crisis. These are ideas that underpin her new work The Common Sense. In this science fiction, the invention of a new technology that allows people to feel each other’s emotion results in a worldwide revolution against economic inequality.
This talk was originally presented on November 19, 2011, as part of Intangible Economies, a three-day forum presented by Fillip and Artspeak.
Melanie Gilligan is an artist and writer based in London and New York. Gilligan has written for magazines and journals such as Texte zur Kunst, Mute, Artforum, and Grey Room. In 2008, Gilligan released Crisis in the Credit System, a four-part fictional mini-drama, made specifically for internet viewing. Her most recent serial video works, Popular Unrest and Self-Capital, look at the current state of politics in the midst of capital’s ongoing crisis.
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