Presented by Arts House
Prompted by a cheerful retro billboard sign, cast your vote on whether capitalism works for you! Boldly capitalising on the language of advertising, US artist Steve Lambert creates a space to evaluate and talk about ‘the system’ and how it might be better. Wired for instant update, Lambert’s electronic scoreboard registers visitors’ votes via a nearby panel with two buttons: True and False.
We talk about capitalism constantly using terms like ‘job creation’ or ‘the business climate’, and discussing whatever ‘crisis’ is at hand – housing, financial, employment or whatever… We focus on the symptoms – but why not take the leap and discuss the problems themselves?
Optimistic or downbeat? Confident or cynical? Ideas for reform? Capitalism Works For Me! True/False is both a provocation and a conversation. Now’s your chance to have a say.
Join Steve Lambert, artist and co-founder of the Centre for Artistic Activism, in conversation with host Emily Sexton, as they discuss the art of democratic participation and talking politics in the street.
Supported by: State Library of Victoria
Creator: Steve Lambert
Image by: Steve Lambert