In the near future automation is expected to replace the need for a human workforce. Does this suggest a future society with more leisure time? How will the culture industry adapt to this paradigm shift? Ricardo Jefferson will address these ideas in an endurance art performance that will see him listen to every record that Elvis Presley made. The timespan that it will take to listen to all 738 recordings is expected to take 37.5 hours, which is also considered to be the average working week. It is also an interactive performance, so if you would like to get involved you are encouraged to do so. This piece forms the first part of a series of works by Ricardo exploring the tensions within the current capitalist economic framework, and will culminate in a final show at the Future Sound event taking place 11- 13 May 2018.
Ricardo Jefferson is a DJ, music producer and multi-media artist whose music has appeared on labels such as Third Ear, Nang, Modern Revival and many more. His work has been showcased by the likes of Stuart Maconie on BBC 6 Music, Graeme Park’s Hacienda Radio show, and in clubs around the world by DJ’s such as Ricardo Villalobos. His self-produced music videos have also been featured on Resident Advisor as well as local, national, and international television.