Auto Italia, London, 16 March 2018, 19:00 — 21:00
Martin Kohout, Georgina Voss and Habib William Kherbek

Join us for the the final event in the public programme of Daylight Management, a sprawling network of artists, researchers, scientists, night-shift workers and union representatives initiated and led by artist Martin Kohout.

The event will launch the publication Night Shifter, and include new performances and readings by Habib William Kherbek and Georgina Voss related to labour systems and digital economies. This will include a new performance by Voss departing from her text entitled A Refined Glare (2017) and Kherbek will perform an performative reading of his text It’s My Choice (2017).

Catalysed by conversations with night-shift workers in London and Milton Keynes, this collection of writing – co-edited by Martin Kohout and Dan Meththananda – brings together neuroscientists, anthropologists, authors and artists to reflect on the conditions of night time labour. Through each contribution, the night shift is interpreted as a displaced, ambivalent space of disciplined protocol, calm meditation, queer autonomy, hedonistic resistance, or of exhaustion beyond words.

Night Shifter features contributions from Phanuel Antwi, Ayesha Hameed, Chris James-Harvey, William Kherbek, Sophie Lapalu, Barney Lewer, Jeff Perkins, Jason Pine, Kate Porcheret, Georgina Voss, Vlad Vyazovskiy with graphic design by Jan Horčík.

Georgina Voss (b. 1978, UK) is an artist and writer working in performance, visual media and multi-media installation. Originally trained in anthropology and industrial economics, her work explores the politics and presence of large-scale industrial and technological systems. She has contributed to The Atlantic, BBC, The Guardian and Wired UK, and published Supra Systems, published by University of the Arts London (2018) and Stigma and Shaping of the Pornography Industry, published by Routledge (2015). She has presented exhibitions and performances with London Design Festival (2017), FutureFlux Festival, Rotterdam (2017), micronetworks, Lisbon (2017), Milton Keynes International Festival (2016).

Habib William Kherbek (b. 1978, USA) is a journalist and the author of several novels and poetry collections, including Everyday Luxuries (2018), ULTRALIFE (2016) and Ecology of Secrets (2013), all published by Arcadia Missa. He has also published Pull Factor (2016), Ephemera (2016), and contributed to publications including Flash Art, Berlin Artlink, AQNB, and MAP magazine.