This is Your Economy

This is Your Economy (2018)

Dimensions: 4.3 x 5.2 meters (2 meters in diameter)

Materials: Handmade paper, spotlight

Shown at:

Peakshow in the Sailors' Home, Limerick, 2018

 

This Is Your Economy uses papermaking to make our digital economy tangible. Returning to physical bank notes, I employed their anti-counterfeit methods, watermarks, to authenticate my work with facts about our capitalist, digital economy. Backlighting the work allows these ‘hidden’ messages to be seen, and the physical labour of paper making to become obvious.

 

In making architectural structures from delicate, paper sheets, the paper becomes a monument that the viewer can enter. It is through this spacial immersion that I hope to make obvious the overwhelming scale of our capitalist economies and the resulting scale that their problems have.

This is Your Economy (2018) Installation View - Image taken by the artist

This is Your Economy
This is Your Economy

This is Your Economy (2018) Detail View - Image taken by the artist

This is Your Economy

This is Your Economy (2018) Detail View - Image taken by the artist

This is Your Economy (2018) Installation View - Image taken by the artist