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Wednesday, Nov 7 2012
What comes to mind when you think of the two complex (and unrelated) topics of financial systems and exercise? Probably nothing, except maybe sweat. With "Market Fitness: Commodities," artist, writer, and instructor Christian Nagler merges these two cultural elements together to explore the demystification of the financial system and the importance of individual exercise routines. Nagler worked closely with video artist Azin Seraj to create a unique participatory project that educates on tough financial concepts, while getting people moving with vigorous aerobic warm-ups and group movement exercises. Each “lesson” includes a video, shot in ironic locations such as an old stock exchange building that was converted into a gym, and a soundtrack of remixed aerobic nightclub pop songs. Market Fitness is presented as a part of the "Temporary Structures" exhibition, an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring temporary architecture as a site of human interaction and spectacle. The exhibition includes works (many of them site-specific) on display, as well as exhibition-related film screenings, performances, lectures, and other events. Two prior Market Fitness courses have run already (on derivatives and foreign exchange), with today's talk on commodities wrapping up the series.
Tue., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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