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The Saturday 24 March showing of this event has been cancelled  due to strong winds and wet weather. 

Australian Premiere
Presented by Arts House for Festival of Live Art

Tue 15 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
Melbourne

12 – 3pm, Thurs 22 Mar 
3pm – 6pm, Fri 23 Mar 
NAB Forecourt
Cnr Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade
Docklands

1pm – 6pm, Sat 24 Mar – Cancelled event
1pm – 4pm, Sun 25 Mar
Southbank Promenade
Between Southbank Pedestrian Bridge and Sandridge Bridge
FREE

The Saturday 24 March showing of this event has been cancelled  due to strong winds and wet weather. 

Artist Talk:
6.30pm – 7.30pm, Tue 20 Mar

State Library of Victoria, Experimedia Room 

Join Steve Lambert, artist and co-founder of the Centre for Artistic Activism, in conversation with host Emily Sexton, as they discuss the art of democratic participation and talking politics in the street.

Supported by The State Library of Victoria

Free event but bookings are required. 

Book 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.

Accessibility:

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Wheelchair Accessible

Artist Statement:
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The Saturday 24 March showing of this event has been cancelled  due to strong winds and wet weather. 

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.

Creator:
Steve Lambert

Image by – Steve Lambert