The Artist and the Factory
This Fox is clever. I have dyed my hair. Let me explain:
Entrepreneur magazine refers to businesses as “art”. This is very oppressive. It is very tough to believe in - that bullshit line from the Factory, where the work is completely repetitive. If people say their work is repetitive, I think they can still get up.
A Factory does not allow you this. Pretending that business is art, well, it is not. Such a state of mind is infectious. It is false.
Art makes others think of their similar circumstances.
Now, because the labor union came around, people aren’t jumping off the roof, but no matter how you slice it, this is not Art.
No matter what you want to call yourself, what factory has the skills to survive? If the workers do not behave as desired, they will become unemployed machines. This is not art.
This Factory gives no way out. It is not an artist. Just to be clear.
Perhaps you did not hear any of this because your earbuds are screwed in so tightly.
Would you like to dye your hair also? Allow me, says the Fox.
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Image © Li Liao
by Alec Ash
On October 9th 2012, 30 year old Li Liao reported for his first day’s work at a Foxconn factory in southern China. The colossal electronics contract manufacturer, which makes our iPhones, Kindles and Wiis, provides a livelihood for hundreds of thousands of poor Chinese. It was also the center of controversy after a spate of worker suicides in 2010.
Li Liao was issued his identity card – worker F2356272 – … On the assembly line, he was to help manufacture Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad mini. He worked there for 45 days. Then he quit, bought an iPad mini with his wages, and displayed it and his overalls as part of a contemporary art exhibit in the fashionable 798 art district of Beijing.