Inside the Republic
Consumer Unit (supplied with User Manual)
Material: Fibreglass, electrical controls, rivets, table, base
Function: switches and operates automatically as though programmed and processing information.
Inside the Republic a state of mind, a perception, deception perhaps, from Platos Republic, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, the internal workings of the human body and mind, to be read and perceived through the writings of Descarte, Spencer's Faerie Queen, Hobbes's Leviathan, James Joyces's Ullysses ... the gradual transformation of entire peoples understanding of themselves and their sense of identity and their feelings of location within society a state in which the supreme power rests in the people or in the officers elected by them, a government of the people by the people for the people, or should one say
masses controlled by corporate interests where people are just consumers of products, producing vast amounts of senseless waste, removed through conditioned education, conformity, customary and mechanical classification, isolated more and more from each other, nature and the most precious of all things themselves.
Dimensions: 150 x 120 x 160 cm
Exhibited in the Gallery Werkschau - Group Exhibition, Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, Germany, June 2009, Officially opened by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.