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What does the artificial intelligence (AI) industry mean for hard-won labour rights? Join artists Simon Denny, Eugenia Lim and Elisa Giardina Papa for an online discussion about their new works featured in Don’t Be Evil as part of the exhibition series Conflict in My Outlook.

The conversation will consider the impact of the digital economy on labour, with a focus on the invisible human infrastructures (such as click-workers and gig-workers) sustaining it. Moderated by UQ Art Museum Curator Anna Briers.

Simon Denny is a Berlin based conceptual artist from Aotearoa, New Zealand who chronicles the work of technologists and their relationships to politics and society.

Eugenia Lim is a Melbourne based, Australian artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent who works across video, performance and installation to explore national identity. Lim is a co-director of APHIDS, an experimental art organisation with a feminist, intersectional approach focussed on generating critical dialogue and unpredictable encounters in the public realm.

Elisa Giardina Papa is an Italian media artist whose research driven practice examines how affective labour is being reframed by digital economies and automation.

Image credit: Eugenia Lim, ON DEMAND, 2019. Installation and four-channel HD video, colour, stereo audio, MOV. file, duration 13:50 mins. Installation view, Don't Be Evil, 2021, UQ Art Museum. Courtesy of the artist and STATION, Melbourne and Sydney. Photo: Louis Lim.

About Artists in Conversation

Our Artists in Conversation series invites you to hear from artists directly as they share insights into their work. From in-depth conversations to moderated panel discussions and talks, the series allows you to gain a new perspective on the work of leading Australian and international artists and to explore the ways in which they are addressing important contemporary themes and issues through art.