Conspicuous Demonstration | 2017
A series of digital images constructed from the
superimposition of hundreds of photographs of the same
action: a vinyl flag carried on a circular route in one
small place for hours. The title comes from the economic
term ‘conspicuous consumption’ that refers to the
excessive spending of money on luxury goods and services
to publicly demonstrate the economic power of the buyer.
The re-contextualization of the term in the title points
to the idea of demonstration —within the traditional
protest choreographies accepted and promoted by Western
liberal democracies— as a luxury activity that is reserved
mainly for a privileged population that believes and
participates in a system where its voice is heard and is
not systematically discriminated against.