Will Work For Food

Karl Heinz Jeron • 2007

http://willworkforfood.projektraum.org

‘Will Work For Food’ is about labour and barter economy. Small robotic vehicles trade their manpower for food. The vehicles can draw and whistle the popular songs ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘The Internationale’. People can borrow one of the vehicles and let them work for them. After completing the assignment the vehicles have to be returned or given over to somebody else who needs their skills. The bartered food is perpared and served while a public performance.

With reference to the utopian ideas of the 50s and 60s of the 20th century which yearned for the liberation of humanity from any form of labour WWFF plays with the possibility to fulfil this dream and takes over the role of the precarious subject.