This collection of work is a reflection on world economic forums, debates, and G summit series and how they undermine democracy and often lead to violently disrupting the civilians and cities in which they are hosted. These well-publicized events highlight an opportunity for world leaders and corporations to bump elbows, share anecdotes and discuss economic philosophy, disregarding any opportunity for public participation or representation. For me these events resemble a gathering of the animal powerhouse’s from the financial and political jungles where only the wealthy survive.
With the current occupy movement fresh in the memories of Canadians and most of the developed world, artists have the opportunity to respond to a significant time in our generations history in very creative and challenging ways. It is our responsibility as artists to continue to engage and encourage people both locally and globally to keep asking questions of those who control our power structures.