Top of the marketplace; bottom of the bag:
Worship and wallow,
You are my minions,
You shall obey,
Do as i say,
Thou shall bow down before the shopping bags!
This piece is about how the people who are ‘at the top of the marketplace’ e.g. bosses, owners of companies ect are usually the ones who are most affected by the ‘lure of the shopping bags’, the ones that think they are in control are usually the least in control.
Description of project:
“Hail to the shopping bags”
This work is about consumerism and materialism, focusing on today’s generation as a disposable generation giving away their souls to the marketplace. It’s spoken through drawings and sculptures with metaphors, rhymes and phrases, showing pictures of the shopping bags luring the disposable generation into giving up their souls to the market place and worshiping the false god, the shopping bags.
The shopping bags are a metaphor for big businesses, advertising companies and greed. These shopping bags are represented as gods to the disposable generation as they get lured into buying their merchandise and ending up getting bought themselves. The disposable generation are represented in two ways, the first way is as small children with large blank eyes, representing innocence, blank mindedness, and a sort of dumbed down brainless, zombie nation. These children will be shown being lured by the shopping bags, who are trying to steal their souls. The souls will be represented as money with soul written on it, showing that the shopping bags don’t care about the negative impact on today’s society their advertising and products have as long as they get the money from these children. The second way the disposable generation will be represented is children coloured grey inside the shipping bag’s bag. This represents those who have been lured by the shopping bags and are unable to escape its clutches, trapped in the shopping bags forever. They are shown screaming and all bundled up into the bag saying they don’t want to have their souls taken but have no choice because they are unable to resist the shopping bags trap.
Each picture will represent a different issue in this topic for example the piece ‘s**t put a bra on’
which is about how advertisers force things on little children who aren’t ready for them. It shows the different ways the media and marketplace bombard children with false promises and advertising, trying to get them to buy their product.