Rust to Rust


Gaming Session
8 hours


Performances and interventions by: Laura Yuile, Omsk Social Club, Sanna Helena Berger.


Leisure, as a complement to labour, bares confusing elements in relation to its function. Having fun entails reproducing moments that might not be fun, but become enjoyable precisely because they exist outside the work context. Current forms of leisure seem to increasingly perform tasks of labour or are performed at the workplace with colleagues. In this context, especially office work, the environment starts to mimic domestic scenes. Commuting back and forth from home-office to office-home, a mobile device keeps the connection to all colleagues aka the work-family. Simultaneously, that same device enables a bleeding of labour into ‘free time’. Be the boss of your own hamburger stand, while you travel back home from an exhausting day of work. ‘Rust to rust’ was a one-day event in the Survival Game ‘Rust’. A central hub was set up in a co-working space in Berlin, where we spent a full working day in-game.