ECONOMY OF DESPERATION
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago 
Mock-conference. This panel scrutinizes cultural phenomena such as the financialization of despair, the capitalization of vulnerability, and the speculation of fear. This panel exposes the artification of sweat labourers. The spectacularization of the undocumented. The intellectualization of the humiliated. The exoticization of the poor. We will not glorify, victimize and valorise anybody or anything.
We simply, clinically, hire a woman to do the dirty work. During the conference she washed the underwear of all audience participants.
Domestic Worker: Francisca Muñoz│Directed by Ioana Pãun│Actors: Karen Rodriguez, Enid Muñoz, Allyce Torres │Invited Artist: Christine Shallenberg
Project funded by CEC Artslink, Produced by Teatro Luna
With the support of National Mexican Museum in Chicago and Instituto Cervantes