Ibghy-Lemmens-Is there anything left to be done at all?
Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens Is there anything left to be done at all?, video stills, 2014.
Photo : courtesy of the artists

The installation Is there anything left to be done at all? (2014–2016) by the Québec-based artist duo Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, documents what might happen if the “compulsion to produce for the sake of productivity were suspended.” A six-minute documentation video provides a glimpse into their process as the artists and four participants work without set objectives, concentrated on making stuff look or sound like “art.” As in their other works, Ibghy and Lemmens not only challenge the imperatives of capitalist productivity; their critique responds to the specific context within which they are working, in this case, a production residency in a media arts organization.

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