With the economic crisis weighing heavily on everyone's mind, Wayne Clements' corps_checker, a new commission by project.arnolfini, is sure to boost anxiety. corps_checker continuously pings the servers of corporate sponsors of the arts, listed on the UK Art & Business web site, to see if they are still active. The logic is that, by verifying the presence of these businesses online activity, Clements is also keeping tabs on their vital signs. One might assume that the artist is hoping this economic decline might usher in a new system of labor relations given the work is accompanied by a reading section packed with Marxist texts by the man himself and also Trotsky, and Luxemburg.
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