‘Debt Stories’

The Debt Project:

The subject of Debt is a loaded one — it explores issues of identity, morality, class, politics and psychology. After a period of under employment following the 2008 economic crash, I filed for bankruptcy in 2012. That experience inspired me to investigate the role debt can play in our identity and how we relate to the world. Debt is publicly enforced and highly stigmatized, but is almost always privately experienced. It is in many ways an abstract form without material weight or structure, yet with heavy physicality and burden in a person’s everyday life.

‘Speed Limits’

Maybe the right track/wrong track polls highlighting a deteriorating mood and growing anxiety is a result of the increased speed of our lives driven by hyperactive media platforms, all exploited by the appearance of a broken political system. Ultimately, how do we get to the truth of matters when the ways we seek and receive information are rooted in fear and anxiety, leaving little space for the slower ways of reflection and inquiry.

Political parties and corporations can capitalize on speed keeping us overwhelmed and confused. Only simple narratives of us vs them, good vs evil, right and wrong can exist in the realm of speed. Deeper thought and complexity suffer when we do not take the time to know. Apparently depth does not garner ratings or votes.There is also money to be made and power to be gained through our collective anxiety. Continue reading