Car Park

Artist:

Lanfranco Aceti

Title:

Car Park

Medium

Performance

Exhibition Dates

7 – 11 June, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Number of Visitors

2000 Guildhall Square

 

Description:

Car Park is a new artwork by Lanfranco Aceti curated by Helen Sloan as part of the exhibition Internet of Cars in association with the John Hansard Gallery. The artwork is inspired by notions of hard labour and economic exploitation, which will provide the conceptual underpinning for an exhibition and a public performance in Southampton from June 7 to June 12, 2014.

Statement:

Can people be reduced in an extreme process of commodification to objects? What is the process that numbering and data mining generates within a societal context? Is the extreme consequence of unchecked ideological forms of contemporary capitalism driving illogical syllogisms to their ultimate destination?

The processes of extreme contemporary commodification together with systems of data collections that are neatly boxing within pre-conceived frameworks a wide range of human activities are embedded within capitalistic ideological frameworks of exploitation of society and the masses within it. This conjunction is re-introducing within contemporary post-society Medieval concepts of abuse that marketed as 'necessary' or 'empowering' create new categories: neo-serfs, micro-thievery on global scale or legal unethical exploitations.

By reducing people to 'Cars,' literally and setting up a Car Dealership - part of a new business venture called Lanfranco Aceti Inc. - the artwork will re-introduce to Britain neo-serfs labour conditions in order to sustain economic growth and create new jobs.

Buy a Car-Man. Help the world.

ABOUT

We understand the extent to which behavioural change in transport habits and practices can be facilitated through the creation of a new form of ‘transport network’, based on extending social tablet.pngnetworking principles to transport users.

Read More

Mobile Apps

The project has developed a suite of mobile phone apps for each of the corresponding research contexts. Watch videos and read details of the projects aims, phone-exploded.pngkey findings and outputs.

Read More

Team

The 6ST team comprised researchers from the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh, Salford, people.pngBournemouth and Lancaster.

Read More