He is part of a $53,000 performance art installation series paid for by Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council.
Creative NZ is defending its decision to provide a $40,000 grant but said last night it was unaware of the installation's "precise content" when the grant was signed off.
Tao Wells, 37, advocates the opportunities and benefits of unemployment and says it is unfair that long-term beneficiaries are labelled bludgers for exploiting the welfare system.
Wells' installation, The Beneficiary's Office, urges people to abandon jobs they don't like rather than suffering eight hours of "slavery"..." (Bold mine)
Who pays for the likes of this idle fuck?
A host of people working at jobs they don't particularly like.
"...Wells denied his pro-unemployment stance was hypocritical when he was being paid $2000 for the project. "We should never be forced to take a job. If you're forced to take a job it's a punishment. If a job's a punishment then society must be a prison..."
Yes, you should be free to chose- and free to starve...