Performative Validation for Working with Unfamiliar Materials
Anxious to Make, is taking artistic entrepreneurship to the next level. From existential anxiety to art market worthy end product, Anxious to Make proposes that by outsourcing all of the facets of artistic practice (and life) to gig workers and algorithms, anyone can make themselves into a creative enterprise and achieve the neoliberal dream.
Anxious to Make developed a methodology – along with a series of online generators, commissioned performances, interactive quizzes and an analog algorithm – to walk artists through common blockages and offer solutions that can be commissioned through the sharing economy, gesturing toward an endless productive duplication. This piece documents the body of video work resulting from this project.