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Six Legs in a Hammock, Leah McInnis and David Michael Peters

Sat. March 31st 2018 - Sun. April 15th 2018
@  ministry of casual living window
The notion that the desirable activities are those that bring a profit has made everything topsy-turvy.

Leisure is essential to civilization, and in former times leisure for the few was only rendered possible by the labours of the many. But their labours were valuable, not because work is good, but because leisure is good. And with modern technique it would be possible to distribute leisure justly without injury to civilization.

We think too much or production, and too little of consumption. One result is that we attach too little importance to enjoyment and simple happiness, and that we do not judge production by the pleasure that is gives to the consumer.

Good nature is, of all moral qualities, the one that the world needs most, and good nature is the result of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead to have overwork for some and starvation for the others.

What would an ant farm look like if the ants were not interested in labour? What if they somehow came across Bertrand Russell’s philosophical text, In Praise of Idleness (1935), and decided their time would be better spent looking up at the clouds? Six Legs in a Hammock is an exploration of this query, presented in a decidedly lazy form, in an attempt to engage the value of leisure with contemporary art production.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
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