Presented by Arts House for Festival of Live Art
Tue 13 Mar – Sun 25 Mar
Specific times and locations listed below
4pm – 8pm, Thurs 15 Mar
4pm – 8pm, Fri 16 Mar
Southern Cross Station Pedestrian Bridge
1-6pm, Sat 17 Mar
1-6pm, Sun 18 Mar
State Library Victoria (Forecourt)
328 Swanston Street
11am – 3pm, Thurs 22 Mar
3pm – 6pm, Fri 23 Mar
Cnr Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade
1pm – 6pm, Sat 25 Mar
1pm – 6pm, Sun 25 Mar
Between Southbank Pedestrian Bridge and Sandridge Bridge
Capitalism Works for Me! True/False is a participatory art work where we are looking for billionaires, anarchists, comedians, provocateurs, great listeners or anyone with the capacity to have conversations with strangers to lead a discussion at the event. Sign up here.
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.
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.
Image by – Steve Lambert