Mockery: Obsessive Consumption by Kate Bingaman-Burt
I was in the process of unpacking my first "dream flat", bags of red white and blue's crowding around my dining table, small carton boxes stacked on top of medium carton boxes on top of large carton boxes, scattered here and there like an unfinished lego project. Sea of "Misc" bags, better named "excess" haunting my burgeoning deadline of "fully unpacking". A thought, what have I done? A decade of my life now summarised as stuff?
What a scary thought! When eyespy thought of confessing, someone did my job, via a drawing log of what she had bought every day! The mundane, the necessary, the excessive and the guilty are all laid out in pretty little illustrations called Obsessive Consumption. Ingenious! And definitely a wake-up call to all of us.
"I make work about personal consumerism, market economies, guilt, joy, excess, more guilt, gifts, celebration, repetition, and the community of these shared experiences." — Kate Bingaman-Burt
Maybe I should buy a little coffee table reminder of this sad reality. Oh wait! I'm shopping again... The irony!
Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? is available on Amazon