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On the Opacity of World Trade

by and with: Bojan Djordjev, Laura Kalauz, Christopher Kriese, Maja Leo, Miriam Walther Kohn with special guests

„Said to contain“ is the contract-term used by shipping companies to accept containers

for transport without verifying their contents.

SAID TO CONTAIN: is also the title of a performance project initiated by Laura Kalauz,

Maja Leo and Bojan Djordjev in 2013 in collaboration with Neue Dringlichkeit.

Piercing the opaque shell of global capitalism SAID TO CONTAIN: looks at how the

production, consumption and flow of goods shape our way of being, thinking and living.

In March and April 2016 the artists shipped themselves from Hamburg to Buenos Aires

on a cargo ship following the logistics supermachine for 23 days. During May and June

2016 they set up a cargo container in Zurich as an anchor for dialogue and performative

production of knowledge: Thinking Public Sessions. SAID TO CONTAIN: hosts Thinking

Public Sessions with different actors of global trading, such as logistic workers and

economic students and investigates ways to articulate research on global trade into

discursive performative formats.

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