Philosophiae Absurdus Principia Oeconomica (2012)
recycled material, steel, light technique
The ball light on top of the pedestal is flashing the SOS-signal and revealing the shape of the globe and its continents. The number of the ball lights in other parts of the installation represents the consumption of natural resources by the human population both globally and in Finland. Globally we are using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide. And if all humans would consume as Finns, the consumption would require 3,5 globes. 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 was first displayed in the solo exhibition (2012) in MEDIApoint, Pori Art Museum, Finland. It was also displayed in group exhibition Spark, Fiskars, Finland (2013).
Images: Pori Art Museum