Contract, ink on paper.
And performance, 2.28 minutes.
For a public law, which is about ownership and authorship mostly, we researched how much we own of lotte(s time).We wanted to do this as we have no idea what our tuition fee goes to, and simultaneously because we ALL are doubting if kabk is giving us what we expect for our money. Sometimes feeling that we pay for nothing, especially this year. The only tactile thing, besides of studio rooms maybe, was our time with teachers. They are enormously dear to us. but as next year we wont really be given class anymore, even that is up for question.
After large calculations and zero transparency from the school where tuition fees go to, we came to the conclusion that the three of us owned lotte for 2 minutes and 28 seconds. We wanted to capture this in a contract with lotte. Asking her for her guidance, knowledge and feedback during that time. And simultaneously showing how bizarre it is that of our tuition, we only 1,50 of lottes salary. Where does the rest of our money goes to then? What are we then paying for?
to show the bizarreness of how little time this is even more, we wanted her to sign the contract during a performace. Or maybe a performativity work? Idk. In the presentation of the work for the class, we set the timer on 2.28 m, put her in a chair at the table, with us in front of her and asked her to sign the contract. When she was done reading the contract and deciding to sign it, the time was already over, leaving no room for her to feedback us or give us any knwledge anyhow. Exactly what we wanted to convey. Afterwards she offered us to teach us for a day for free. After the walkaround, were definitely gonna make use of this time.