Julien Previeux
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Lettres de non-motivation job offers, letters and replies, A4, ongoing project.

Tirelessly pursued for several years, this project shows Julien Prévieux saying no to offers of work found in the newspapers. Restated day after day, his absence of motivation becomes a full-time job, with each letter an excuse for a different stylistic exercise attacking the inherent absurdity of this kind of ritual. Bartleby, a pensioner, a paranoiac, a workaholic: the artist / author assumes a host of roles allowing for endlessly vehement reasons for turning down the job in question. The replies sent back by the companies — sometimes automatic, sometimes personal — fuel a dialogue of the deaf, a verbal delirium in which the entire recruitment system is revealed as defective.