Economy as Intimacy, a reading by Eric Peter
Join us for an intimate reading of poetry and a conversation with Eric Peter.
Eric Peter’s practice encompasses installations, discussions, gatherings, workshops, performances, drawings, text or video works—in which there is an emphasis on exchange, sharing and mediating different thoughts or opinions. The context of other voices, beliefs, processes or narratives within his very personal works, allows for alternatives to our (collective) reality. A reality beyond the pattern of expectations, biases and stigmas made evident through investigative and often collaborative projects. With his ongoing project Economy as Intimacy, the artist questions the relationship between economy and intimacy. The writing and recitation of poems by the artist about economic exchanges—between sellers, buyers and producers—enables a certain personalization of the economic, at a time when income, wages and debt have become increasingly elusive. The artist does not see his work as a romanticization, but rather as a speculative recalibration of cultural and social norms.
PART OF THE EXHIBITION
Assemblages of Intimacy