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10 Nov. 2011

Screening for Andrew Norman Wilson's Workers Leaving the GooglePlex

Artist
Andrew Norman Wilson
Time
7:30 pm
In this Series

10 Nov. 2011
Publication launch for The Coming Envelope and Le Merle

Please joing us to clelebrate the launch of two new publications The Coming Envelope and Le Merle. The launch starts at 7:30 pm on Thursday November 10th.

The Coming Envelope is BookThug Press’s (Toronto) semiannual publication of experimental prose, edited and designed by Malcolm Sutton. Issue 4 includes new work by Aaron Kunin, Rebekah Rutkoff, Jeramy Dodds, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Mathieu Arsenault.

Le Merle is a new semi-annual journal based out of Montréal combining texts by artists and writers interested in the political and its nuances. Edited by François Lemieux, the first issue includes work by Jacob Wren, mark, Oriol Villanova, Marc G. Couroux, Érik Bordeleau and Hans Haacke. The journal is published in both French and English.

20 Apr. 2012
Film screening for Andrew Norman Wilson's Workers Leaving the Googleplex

As part of the Images Festival, Art Metropole and the Art Gallery of Ontario are proud to present a screening of Andrew Norman Wilson’s_Workers Leaving the GooglePlex_ . Previously screened at Art Metropole on the occasion of the launch of The Coming Envelope‘s Issue 4 in November 2011, the videowork investigates a top secret, marginalized class of workers at Google’s international corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley. Wilson’s film documents the mysterious yellow badge-wearing ScanOps Google workers, while simultaneously chronicling the complex events surrounding his own dismissal from the company. The reference to the Lumière Brother’s 1895 film Workers Leaving the Factory situates the video within motion picture history, suggesting transformations and continuities in arrangements of labour, capital, media, and information.



Art Metropole is please to announce a screening of Andrew Norman Wilson’s Workers Leaving the GooglePlex at 7:30 on Thursday, November 11th.

Workers Leaving the GooglePlex investigates a marginalized class of workers at Google’s international corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley. As Andrew Norman Wilson documented the mysterious “yellow badge” Google workers, who scan books, page by page, for Google Book Search, he simultaneously chronicled the complex events surrounding his own dismissal from the company. The reference to the Lumière Brothers’ 1895 film Workers Leaving the Factory situates the video within the history of motion pictures, suggesting both transformations and continuities in arrangements of labor, capital, media, and information.


Andrew Norman Wilson is an artist based in New York. His work has exhibited at MoMA PS1 in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, MuseumsQuartier Wien in Vienna, The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Fluxia in Milan, Project Native Informant in London, Yvon Lambert in Paris, the New York Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Images Festival. He has lectured at Oxford University, Harvard University, Universität der Künste Berlin, and CalArts. His work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, Buzzfeed, Frieze, Gizmodo/Gawker, Kaleidoscope, The New Yorker, and Wired.


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