Want to get paid to do nothing? That’s the actual job description of a very interesting job on offer. An artwork. in the literal sense.
An art project funded by Public Art Agency Sweden (Statens konstråd) will soon be opened at Korsvägen train station in Gothenburg. The installation which shows an office space requires a paid worker to clock in every morning.
Once the worker punches their time clock, a bank of fluorescent lights will turn on to allow commuters to watch them at work.
The project is called Eternal Employment and is the brainchild of the artist duo Jakob Senney and Simon Goldin. The title ‘Eternal’ because the job is “of indefinite duration” and ‘Employment’ because whoever takes this position will be paid wages on a par with an average public sector worker.