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Gallery Artists > Sigrid Viir

Sigrid Viir

'False Vacationers Workcation Travels' at Draakoni gallery

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'False Vacationers Workcation Travels' at Draakoni gallery

​Sigrid Viir’s exhibition 'False Vacationers Workcation Travels' serves as a conceptual continuation of the artist’s personal exhibition recently held in the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) where the artist focused on the subject of blurring the borders between work and vacation in contemporary society.

The border between work and leisure time seems to become increasingly vague – this is also clearly proved by the use of the following neologisms such as workcation (also written as workation; work+vacation), bleisure (business+leisure), or bizcation (business+vacation) in English-speaking environments. According to George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (“Metaphors We Live By”, translated into Estonian and published by Tallinn University Press, 2011), the metaphors of the resources of work and time change the way we understood the concept of leisure time – and thus, leisure time is becoming something very similar to work.

Work isn’t a rabbit that will run away!
An unemployed rabbit doesn’t need to turn tail!

Mountain of work
Hours for what we will
Mountains of work
An hour for what we will
A mountain for what we will
Hours of work
Mountains of will
An hour of work
What we will of work
Mountain of hours
Hours of work for mountains we will

We will work for mountains of will
We will hours of work
We will hours for what we will

Photos Anna Mari Liivrand​