booksareheavy presents during the festival itself as a modern-day publishing entity in the form of a live-audience-engaging-gift-shop-catalogue-publication-installation-performance. True to platform capitalism ideology the night starts with a branded space, sleek empty tables, suspiciously enthusiastic staff, standardised packing crates, ready to sort, send, store and distribute the content worldwide. The thing that is missing is the actual content.
3 booksareheavy employees will invite the audience to write, draw, strike through and enhance the empty pages of the What ISH Post-Capitalism zine/ebook that will be “published” in the last hour of the event. booksareheavy.xyz is a project by Jasiek Mischke.
If we don’t start thinking about the speed at which things around us move, technology and digitalization will overtake us. Are we ready for a revolution of that magnitude? Because how do we currently manage our lives? Food, work, love, awareness. How can we rethink these elements? Stop, listen, and take a breath.
During What ISH Post Capitalism the 4D sounds system is presented as an installation that the visitor can step in and out of at his/her leisure. In this art work, beatboxers and voice artists Abdelhadi Baaddi, Daniel Mandolini and Joost Maask transfer you to a completely different realm, but how different is it actually from the current reality?
The Dutch newspaper NRC described the last performance as “one of the pearls of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival.”
After the installation, Baaddi, Mandolini and Maask will close with a 45-minute DJ set in the Kleine Zaal
Live writing with De Tekstsmederij!
Everybody wonders about what other people are talking or thinking about. What is that bartender thinking? Or why is that girl looking so worried? At What ISH Post-Capitalism, we rewrite reality and the guests are protagonists. Ingredients are the writer, the visitors and a lot of fantatsy!
What ISH Post-Capitalism is supported by the AFK, Fonds Podiumkunsten, VSB, BankGiro Loterij and Fonds Cultuurparticipatie.