Danielle Degon


Artist and curator at AUTOMAT Collective who uses multiple mediums to explore the effects of productivity on human psychology, biography, sociality, and the art-making process. My sculptural work often appropriates tools of industrialization to reveal the contradictions of ceaseless extraction, production, and profit.


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Art-work, Productivity, & Public Funding


A call to action for artists and other exploited service workers feeling alienated by their constant quest for self-optimization. Through survey data and personal experience, I trace the reasons why artists don’t get paid and provide evidence for why they should. After examining the effects of wage-labor and individualism on artists, I draw conclusions for the abolition of work and productivity.

Written in conjunction with The Edge of Precarity at Little Berlin: Philadelphia, PA in 2018

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Little Berlin: Philadelphia, PA
October 27 2018