Steve Lambert: Capitalism

Capitalism Works for Me! True/False - Steve Lambert

At the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum yesterday in pouring rain I voted my opinion into Steve Lambert’s Capitalism: It Works For Me! True/False, which includes a counter of the opinions cast. How would you vote?

This future/retro neon thingy was part of the museum’s biennial, installed in front of the entrance. Inside, hidden back of the greeter’s desk, was a video of Steve talking about his philosophical provocations that included a segment from a televised rant by a journalist on the topic of capitalism where he cites a German politician’s slogan that chants “we can do better than capitalism”, a slogan also used by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Here is one excerpt from the video and another, which gives you a hint of what Steve is aiming at. Also included are a few comments by “people on the street” and insight into how the piece was funded. For the real experience, you’ll just have to go to the DeCordova in Lincoln, MA or any other of the sites along the sign’s cross-country tour to see it for yourself. And cast your vote.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    You want me to post the video then? Hm….

    • JAZ
      Posted February 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

      Go for it. Your mission is to make people think. Posting it will save the gas it would take them to go see for themselves at the exhibit venue. By the way, that’s a great beard you’ve got there.

      • Posted February 27, 2012 at 12:45 am | Permalink

        Oh, you’re right.
        I put up some key excerpts here:

        and here:

        Though I do want people to see it in person. The interaction when you’re faced with it is a big part of the piece.

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