With the American election currently dominating the media, I often find myself wondering: How much of what citizens of democracies are promised today will be kept by the winning parties tomorrow? And do we ever sanction that enough as voters? The installation “Fleet of unfulfilled election promises” deals with the very subject rather creatively. The electoral programs of the current government in Madrid were folded and turned into an “enlightened” fleet of small paper boats only to be flushed down the street during a ritual cleaning: once the installation was completed the wet and now unreadable, paper boats were picked up and deposited into paper recycling containers.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.