Philosophiae Absurdus Principia Oeconomica Vol. II (2012-14)

recycled material, steel, light technique
3-partite sculptural installation (500 x 380 x 25 cm + 500 x 280 x 25 cm + 110 x 40 x 40 cm)

Currently mankind annually consumes 1,5 times the natural resources produced during each year. Should all of the world consume as much as the Finnish, we would require the resources of 3,5 globes. Constant growth on our globe’s limited resources is a logical impossibility. However the humankind is surprisingly relaxed about its future and legacy. Installation Philosophiae Absurdus Principia Oeconomica Vol. II digs into this absurdity in the human mind; we would rather believe in the economical structures we’ve created for ourselves, than scientific facts. The name of the installation and the shapes borrowed from Newton’s cradle, point to Isaac Newton and his monograph Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), where Newton presented his three laws of motion.

Installation Philosophiae Absurdus Principia Oeconomica Vol. II was first displayed in the solo exhibition (2014) in Photographic Gallery Hippolyte in Helsinki, Finland. The first version of the installation, Philosophiae Absurdus Principia Oeconomica, was displayed in the solo exhibition (2012) in MEDIApoint, Pori Art Museum, Finland and in group exhibition Spark, Fiskars, Finland (2013).

 

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