That Might Be Right

Homers

That Might Be Right supports Homers by Piero Bisello and Surfaces Utiles.

“Homer” is an English translation of the Hungarian word “fusizni,” a subversive practice from 1970s communist Hungary described by philosopher Miklós Haraszti: unbeknownst to their bosses, steel factory workers would distract themselves from the repetitive labour by using the machines and equipment to candidly make objects for themselves. Mundane objects, were it not for them being glimpses of life, true dreams of self-expression and welcome free thought, homers consisted of things such as ashtrays, bases for flower pots, keychains—real independent work, perhaps. This project collects artworks and texts related to homers, sometimes directly, sometimes not. It tries to merge art with labor, just like homers struggle to do.

A version of Homers will be presented at Le Sceptre on 30.5.2021

Creative Commons
Instagram
Facebook