January 2017: taking time to reimagine...

Established in 2008, Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA) is an evolving publishing & public practice platform committed to investigating labor, time, and what we value.


The goals of ILSSA include: (1) the establishment of a Union to foster community, solidarity, & opportunities for reflection for its members; and (2) the formation of a Research Institute & Press to support and publish new ideas, communications, tools, & resources.

At this cultural moment, we join many friends & allies (perhaps you as well?) in reconsidering the how, what, & why of our mission and activities. Our new website will be forthcoming by the end of 2017 as we prepare for exhibitions at Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester, NY) in October 2017 & our 10 year retrospective at Ringling College of Art & Design (Sarasota, FL) in January 2018.

But, we by no means wish to turn you away at the gate! There are plenty of things to do from here. Keep abreast of ILSSA activities by subscribing to our listserv! Join the ILSSA Union & receive our publications in the mail! Browse our past publications by checking out the complete ILSSA Quarterly! Or venture on to ye olde ILSSA website to learn more about ILSSA's history.