Tropical Glaciers (and liquidity of labour)

Liquidity of

Tropical glaciers melting into fresh water
Fresh water melting into militarised commodities trading
A person (also a body of water) melting into the human labour markets of globalised capitalism

The Mattmosphere · The liquidation of labour

Click here to see the Facebook showing of recent Critical Path Responsive/Research Residency

Due to environmental and market factors, including global wealth inequality, we human are each afforded different possible relationships with water. This video roughly smashes together a few of those realities as a reminder that universality of experience is a myth. Water is just as devastating as it is mystical, just as much life taker as life giver. And to think about natural flowing bodies of water vs tamed, industrialised and leveraged bodies (of water).no © infringement intended.

Posted by Matt Cornell on Sunday, 26 April 2020

chaotic agents form patterns over a longer time scale.

Posted by Matt Cornell on Thursday, 30 April 2020

“under capitalism, either you have capital or you are the capital”

"Green issues though, are very far from being un-engageable by capitalism" – Seb Henry-Jones read by Amy ZhangA jam to bring the written text about water up against images of people and human bodies.

Posted by Matt Cornell on Wednesday, 29 April 2020

A new dance work problematising the intensifying “free market” commodification of (fresh) water and human labour, wondering what is sacred against the dogmatism of liquidity.

An equatorial glacier in Indonesia

An example of enterprise syntax around fresh water, hedging itself against market fluctuations by owning futures on these resources for example, Blue Sky’s “Real Assets” arm has this wonderfully paradigm-shifting video

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Capitalising on the growing liquidity of water and human labour (through melting and trade-agreements) continues to intensify their systematic commodification.

For example this link outlining labour liquidity and buying power being at its greatest point in human history due to more nations than ever being conscripted into world markets through their adoption of a compatible economic/industrial system.                                

  • Embodied (fresh) waters, glaciers, monsoonal, artisanal and more.  
  • water as commodity
  • labour as commodity dependant on water
  • liquidity of labour across markets
  • illiquidity of water (rights) due to locality or physical state (glaciers are illiquid)  

We’ve since completed a 2 research residency at Critical Path in Rushcutters Bay in Sydney. Below are some of the assets we’ve distilled into a practise including and ice meditation and a cypher/dance jam structure to songs on either water or work.

music mentioning water and/or work:

other inputs to the project:

This piece was commissioned for the project, it is the first chapter of a sci-fi novel around these thoughts. It was written by collaborating writer Sebastian Henry Jones