Lands of Progression, 2013
Dot Matrix Printer, Computer
In collaboration with Vanessa Ban
Lit-up Festival, Aliwal Arts Centre

Lands of Progression was derived from the frequency in which national progression is used to justify economic-driven interests and coordinate collaboration for expansionist efforts. A dated computer produces a continuous data sheet of lands around the world under territorial dispute. The dot matrix printer, often used for printing financial transactions, suggests a lust for material success and power underlying these efforts rather than meaningful noneconomic progress.

Examining territorial claims that often occur simultaneously with social unrest and military interventions, the work seeks to explore the disjuncture in notions of national progress when its definition moves beyond theoretical discussions.

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