Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)

A report on Blake Fall-Conroy’s artwork that performs at the same rate as the world’s lowest pay standards US artist Blake Fall-Conroy’s Minimum Wage Machine is a sculptural installation constructed out of wood, Plexiglas and custom-made electronics. Participants turn a hand-crank that releases pennies at a rate that corresponds with national minimum wages. The machine can be … Continue reading Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)

Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Photographer Richard Mosse sheds new light on civil war in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in his eye-catching film project, The Enclave Civil war has been happening in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for many years. Since 1998, the nation has seen 5.4 million war-related deaths. But we seem to hear very little about it. … Continue reading Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Watch a film about a tapestry of the Magna Carta Wikipedia page, stitched by 200 people  Twenty-six 2 prisoners, a Baroness and musician Jarvis Cocker all had a hand in making Magna Carta (An Embroidery), a project dreamt up by the British artist Cornelia Parker. The piece is one of the artworks specially commissioned to celebrate Magna Carta’s 800th … Continue reading Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Luke Archer: Inheritance

Luke Archer’s lordly portraits trace the bloodlines of some of the UK’s most powerful men, raising questions about democracy in the UK today In 2011, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said that the existence of the Lords was ‘a standing affront to everything a liberal democracy should be. It is nepotism and patronage rather than … Continue reading Luke Archer: Inheritance

Ai Weiwei: @Large on Alcatraz

The Chinese artist turned an ex-high security prison into a Lego hall of fame for political activists Alcatraz is a place with a dark history. Some of America’s most notorious criminals, including crime boss Al Capone, did time there. Today, the legendary high security prison, located on an island in the San Francisco Bay is open … Continue reading Ai Weiwei: @Large on Alcatraz