Void ❧ Bad breath of the 1%, tax heaven and trade-free zoneWind ⁀ NO pollen, NO mosses, NO mycelium, NO sporesFire ⁂ Goes where bad breath floats, without fire no wisdomWater ° Liquidity of the art market, works of art flow inside Earth ¬ Concrete bunker of wealth, tax exemption in stone
This Way Out is part of Bond-Ware, an ongoing exhibition series on tax evasion inside the art world. In an attempt to enter the otherwise impenetrable concrete art storages, Frederique’s research material is based on numerous promotional videos produced by the world’s most famous freeports.
The most relatable object inside the polished facilities are the green little men running for the Emergency Exit or maybe Tax Evasion Paradise. Within a fully automated climate-controlled warehouse, fire constitutes the most catastrophic and irreversible threat for the destruction of wealth.
The discrete LED-lights, a punctuation of these hétérotopies, remind us of an outside world where Value Tax is applied and other duties are levied.
Photo credits: Aurélien Mole