Anna Witt
I Don’t Mind Working, I Do Mind Dying: Anna Witt
by Joshua Simon
Mousse Magazine
Apr 2020

“The 1968 Joe L. Carter Detroit blues song “Please Mr. Foreman” has in it the lines that inspired the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in the American automobile industry: “I don’t mind working, I do mind dying.”

Back then, the lines referred to the danger of working on the assembly line—with accidents and long shifts at the Chrysler and General Motors factories. But those lines still resonate when one watches Anna Witt’s latest film, Unboxing the Future (2019), only this time dying means becoming redundant, being replaced by a machine. 

Anna Witt
Group exhibition curated by Frederike Quander
Kunsthalle Bremen
Aug 26 – Aug 30, 2022
Anna Witt
What Can Be Done? Praktiken der Solidarität
Group exhibition curated by Michaela Geboltsberger
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich
Jul 9, 2022
Anna Witt
Nominated for the Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2022
Kunsthalle Bremen
Anna Witt
Cohaus Kloster Schlehdorf, Schlehdorf
May 15 – May 31, 2022