Work Hard! Play Hard! is the name of the event happening annually in Minsk, Belarus since 2016. The working group consists of curator and researcher Aleksei Borisionok, artist duo eeefff (Dzina Zhuk, Nicolay Spesivtsev) and artist and researcher Olia Sosnovskaya. Each year they gather cultural workers, mostly from post-Soviet territory to discuss in various artistic and research regimes the issues, which revolve around the conjugation of labour and rest, work and laziness, exhaustion and acceleration, focusing on the change in the structure of leisure: fun, rest, laziness, inoccupation and idleness.
Work Hard! Play Hard! working group together with designer Uliana Bychenkova prepared posters specifically for Escapism. Training Program, which highlight some questions about pharmachoreography and psychoactivities, collectivity protocols and body extensions. These questions will be partly considered in the framework of future discussions in the end of June 2018.