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Talk Online | Crystals of the Social Substance: The Conversation

Online | Crystals of the Social Substance: The Conversation


How can we re-think money, capitalism and the way we live?
Crystals of this Social Substance is a new sound work by the artist Jay Bernard, commissioned by Serpentine Education for Listening to the City and presented in the 2021 Pavilion designed by Counterspace. The work features the voices of young people as they find the language to articulate their personal relationships to money and grapple with how and why it is unevenly distributed across the city.
To make the work, Bernard staged a series of intimate workshops with young people where they played the ubiquitous capitalist board game Monopoly, and the cult 1978 socialist board game Class Struggle, in order to reflect on and question the world views the games propose.
23 July, 7:30pm, Serpentine Pavilion & livestream, join artist Jay Bernard in conversation with participants from the fields of games design, economics, philosophy and writing for a playful and engaging group conversation about our relationships to money.
Each of the participants have been invited to present a proposition for a game about money in the 21st century, as a way to open up an imaginative discussion about our present economic reality and possible alternative futures. Contributors include Jay Bernard, Lola Olufemi, Marijam Didžgalvytė and Mijke van der Drift. Following the conversation, Crystals of this Social Substance will be premiered inside the Serpentine Pavilion, presented in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound.

Event details

Fri 23 Jul 2021, 7:30pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Serpentine Galleries
Kensington Gardens
W2 3XA

Phone: 020 7402 6075

Email: information@serpentinegalleries.org

Website: Serpentine Galleries

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