Art Class is a filmed performance lecture playing on, and exploring, the perennial tension between the two key words in its title.
The film is free and shown online 16 November – 18 December, 9am-12pm. You can watch here.
It uses the tropes of scholarly presentation and personal confession alongside extracts from the artist’s work, guest interventions, martial arts and meditation exercises and evidentiary found material.
Watch a new filmed performance lecture by current Metal artist-in-residence Andrea Luka Zimmerman.
The sequence tests the limits of access that working-class artists have to cultural production and to the relevant institutions circulating these outcomes.
Alternately playful and provocative, serious and satirical, Art Class favours wit over weaponizing and reflection over rhetoric but does not pull its punches when it comes to the real obstructions to working class creative progress, or to the strategies necessary to overcome such outmoded hindrances.