"You Promise the People Light, Yet Offer Only Darkness..." [2011]

photo: Paul Litherland


A microscope on a shelf and a telescope pointed out the window skywards provide the live video feeds for this all white work (gesturing towards a techno-scientific aesthetic), coming together in a single image on a wall mounted LCD screen. Viewers can manipulate the microscope with fetishistic proximity over a defunct 50 Franc note bearing the image of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "Le Petit Prince". The conflation of the micro and the macro in a single video image provides the backdrop for a critical reflection on money, politics and optics as well as speaking to a deeper, more nuanced articulation on desire.