Life Means Business
Photo: Tanja Kanazir / Drugo more (Flickr gallery)
One month before the opening of the exhibition Jennifer Lyn Morone™ Inc. in Filodrammatica Gallery, Rijeka, its author – Jennifer Lyn Morone – gave a lecture about using design as a medium to catalyze social justice. The talk entitled The Girl Who Became a Corporation took place on Thursday, 18 May at 8pm in the large hall of Filodrammatica (Korzo 28, first floor).
Camera and editing: Filmaktiv
Jennifer Lyn Morone is a conceptual artist and designer who makes work that seeks to disrupt the narratives that humans create – such as corporations and nation states. Research based, spanning various mediums and multi-disciplinary, her work examines the interrelations of political, economic, and technological designs and their impact on society.
Whether it be a single act of disobedience or a strategically planned agenda that unfolds over time, design and designers have an important role to play. The lecture introduced the concept and mechanisms of influencing relevant thought and action through design. Comparative examples of past and present designs for justices and injustices were examined as well as tactics and methodologies to be employed when designing disobedience.
The lecture was organized in collaboration with Aksioma – Institute of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, and FH JOANNEUM (Graz), in the frame of the European project State Machines.
Jennifer Lyn Morone™ Inc exhibition was presented from 17 May to 16 June in Aksioma Project Space (Komenskega 18, Ljubljana) and from 20 June to 8 July in Filodrammatica Gallery in Rijeka (more).
Find out more about this incorporated woman in The Guardian and The Economist, and check out the interview she gave to We Make Money Not Art internet magazine.
Jennifer Lyn Morone (1979) is an American born artist who in 2014 graduated with an MA in Design Interactions from The Royal College of Art, London, where, dismayed by the Snowden revelations in 2013, she designed a protest against the data industry and corporate personhood. She is now the founder, CEO, shareholder and product of her own company, Jennifer Lyn Morone™ Inc. As she underlies, JLM Inc is not a speculative project, but a new business, established to determine the value of an individual, as a means to enter the economic and legal system in order to play with and challenge the rules. Her work has been nominated and received an honorary mention from Ars Electonica (Linz), and has been exhibited, screened and presented internationally, recently at the Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (London), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), and the HeK (Basel).