Auto Italia, London, 04 May 2013, 18:00 — 20:00
Hannah Black, Mark Fisher, Huw Lemmey and Ramona

In the digital age the separation between work and leisure is becoming increasingly blurred. When are we truly “away from our desks” and how do our ill-defined online existences affect our mental health?

Hannah Black, Mark Fisher and Ramona discuss the relationship between Post-Fordist work conditions and contemporary concerns regarding the mental health of the worker. Chaired by Huw Lemmey, this session aims to bring a variety of contemporary voices together to discuss their research and spark debate surrounding these increasingly pertinent issues.

Hannah Black is a writer and artist. She lives in London and sometimes Berlin, and is a MFA student in Art Writing at Goldsmiths College, London.

Mark Fisher is the author of Capitalist Realism (Zer0 Books, 2009) and the k-punk blog. He is programme leader of the MA in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and a lecturer at the University of East London.

Ramona is a substance misuse worker and teaching assistant in Edinburgh. She is part of the editorial team, with an interest in gender, reproductive labour, mental health, biomedicine and anti-work politics.

Huw Lemmey is an artist and writer whose work focuses on digital political culture and post-internet art. He is involved in running the Limazulu project space and has co-ordinated the Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working project with Auto Italia.