Pixelache 2020 #Burn_ The Exhausted Activist Project

Vishnu exhausted

Pixelache 2020 #Burn_ The Exhausted Activist Project  

29.2.2020 18:00 – 2.3.2020 13:00 at Myymälä2

The Exhausted Activist Project with Vishnu Vardhani is centered around setting up a pop-up nap cafe, a space for people to rest but which also challenges the perceived norms of ‘work-hours’ in order to bring back the culture of taking naps and resting. The purpose of this project is to investigate the neuro-politics of rest and especially sleep.

The Exhausted Activist project aims to consider several questions about how we deal with rest as a society, namely: Can reparations for people match the rapidity of technological growth? Can rethinking rest in times of high productivity lead to a boom? Can doing nothing become a rebellion to the ideologies of capitalism? How do passive bodies rest? Can self care and un-work be tools for mental health?


During the 41 hours of performance the artist will explore the conflict between public and private, openness and enclosure.

This episode of the project approaches to confront “on show,” as a private activity becoming almost performative. Still and all the security of the locked gate allows for a moment of solitude, reflection and a chance to relax in the gallery.

Saturday 29th of February, to mark the beginning of the Exhausted Activist Project, Mr. Narendra Modi will appear at the lieu of Demonstration at Myymälä2, to give his first interview in Helsinki on how to make activist spaces safe.

Interview is held between 19:00 – 20:00

The public are very welcome to come ask him questions, either in person or via live chat on Facebook and or Instagram.

This event is hosted by Pixelache Helsinki & Myymälä2.

Facebook event HERE.