- Part of...The Future World of Work
Prospect Revenge, Jul – Oct 2018
Robertas Narkus invites you to convert your insecurities into cash through Prospect Revenge, a living drama in the making. Narkus participants to join his new antagonising investment scheme that processes rage, disappointment and stress into assets.
Prospect Revenge is a distorted elevator pitch, one man spectacle, a lecture with stand up and lecture elements dealing with notions of attention economies, technology and investments. Networking with start-up communities in Liverpool, London and Warsaw, this project explores the landscape where entrepreneurial desires, hopes, failures, creativity, and ambitions meet. Using a blend of performance and technology based art, Narkus challenges audiences to question the accepted virtues and values of technology start-up culture.
Robertas Narkus describes his practice as ‘management of circumstances in the economy of coincidence’. He brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of sovereignty, technology, desires and obsolecence. Recently he exhibited at CAC Vilnius, de Appel art center, Amsterdam, VI Marrakech biennale, Establiment de’ en Face Brussels and others. Robertas Narkus is a founder of Vilnius institute of ‘Pataphysics in collaboration with Thierry Foulc from Collège de ’Pataphysique in 2013. In 2016 he also established artist run space/artist day center “Autarkia” in Vilnius.
Visit Robertas Instagram page to preview visceral research materials gathered throughout Robertas’ residency in Liverpool. Prospect Revenge explores how entrepreneurial dreams and ambitions become embodied in technology hype cycles, a trend recently seen in cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings.
This work realised within the framework of the European Media Art Platforms EMARE program at FACT with support of the Creative Europe Culture Programme of the European Union. Prospect Revenge has been commissioned by FACT and Culture Liverpool as part of The Future World of Work, Liverpool 2018, the 10th anniversary of the European Capital of Culture.