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Capitalism works for me! True/false

Image by Steve Lambert
17 March 2018, 1:00pm6:00pm
18 March 2018, 1:00pm6:00pm
Location Library forecourt
328 Swanston Street

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.

This work is presented by Arts HouseCity of Melbourne as part of the Festival of Live Art

Capitalism works for me! True/false will begin an Australian journey that starts at Festival of Live Art and continues to Melbourne Fringe in September.