Consciousness Economy (youtu.be)
I created this one-minute piece in response to a combination of 1) a feeling of isolation during quarantine and 2) the understanding that I am, despite this feeling, inextricably networked with others in ways that are mostly out of my control. On one level, my idea was to depict myself as an unconscious participant in a system of capital exchange while also suggesting that I am a conscious product of that exchange. Are my thoughts my own? Does even subjectivity have an exchange rate? On another level, I wanted to enlist viewers in a process of visual consumption: a cannibalistic meal of eye candy. After each payment, the viewer may devour a new representation of a different modern complex. Bon App├ętit . . . .