The lights constellating one’s internal sky (2011-12)
As opposed to producing a finished and coherent template that tries to map the economy "as it really is," or to present a ready-made "alternative economy," the pieces in the exhibition, together, and each in their own way, work to disarm and dislocate the naturalized dominance of the market economy, question what it means to be an economic agent in a post-Fordist society, and in so doing, broaden the economic imaginary.
Culled from sources as diverse as scientific modelling, telemarketing, the food industry, and mainstream economics, the pieces combine textual elements, diagrams, and graphic design to render visible the diverse practices that constitute economic behaviour and the forces that shape the determination and transformation of value.
Many of the works included in The lights constellating one’s internal sky examine the beliefs and desires underlying economic actions, and reconsider these actions, not simply as buying or consuming a service or product, but as something that involves belonging to a world, adhering to a certain universe.
Richmond Art Gallery
November 18, 2011 - January 15, 2012