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A 9ft tall x 20ft long flashing sign and digital scoreboard asking passers by "CAPITALISM works for me!" true or false?
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Overdue deCordova update - with video

Posted by Steve Lambert (Creator)

At the 2012 deCordova Biennial the Capitalism Sign is up and running and, as you can see, is surviving the New England winter:

My deCordova video is now online

Inside the museum there is a video room. It's a very stark, white box kind of thing. Originally I planned on showing some images of people who voted and transcribed statements from them written on the screen. But I realized that would read as very serious and a bit intimidating. So I went the other direction and tried to make the most down to earth video possible about the project. Here's some excerpts in which I used clips of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Rollerball to make a point.

This is a 2nd excerpt that includes some responses to the sign from Cleveland:

Making improvements

During the install Alex Reben and I set up in a huge gallery where we could make some improvements to the sign's wiring and electronics:

We tidied up wires and added some new features which I'll talk about in a future update.

I also presented the sign in this building in Berlin

This is the House of World Cutures in Berlin where I presented Capitalism Works For Me! True/False at the 2012 Transmediale Festival. I'll have some video up of those talks soon.

For now it's installed in the front of the museum and the sign will tour Boston in early April. After that it goes on to Hartford, CT.

'Til next time!



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