a [     ] in progress
by Lisa Hofmann
APRIL 2021

photo: anfibiart.com

The New Slaves 

A performance w/ Giulia Imberti

Idea & direction: Giulia Imberti
Performance: Lisa Hofmann, Ella Sophoclides, Giulia Imbert

A CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE born as a result of the demonstrations that took place in different cities of Italy: Milan, Turin, Bologna, Rome on the occasion of the new collective agreement after bargaining between the delivery companies: JustEat, Deliveroo, Glovo, Ubereats and the unions (UGL: general labor union and AssoDelivery), and entered into force on November 3, 2020. This contract tightens the working conditions and makes these workers part of the slaves of the new millennium; workers who have assumed a fundamental role for the population of all the cities of Italy during the lockdown period and whose history and conditions are very often unknown.

THE RESEARCH was born with the intent to stage the lives of riders, men and women who work in exploitative conditions, in order to make the work of art a tool through which the public can know, judge and make more ethical and fair choices towards the workers of home deliveries. A reality that allows us to describe an economic system that subjects many workers to conditions of injustice.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/AYta3V7jrsw 

Support by Art Factory International ANFIBIA