Visions of Excess, 2015
multi-channel and mixed media installation
sound speakers, amplifiers, cables, cardboard, chalk, wood and mix media
Duration: 10:40 min
wood, amplifier, sound speakers, soundscape and spoken word
℗ Courtesy of the Artist
Xero, Kline and Coma, London
In Visions of Excess, Diana Policarpo pairs George Bataille's work on 'general economy' The Accursed Share (1946-49) with Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch (2004) where she analyses the history of women's oppression and the body in the transition to capitalism, investigating the rationalisation of social reproduction.
This work is driven by a soundscape and voiceover that evokes and reflects how bodies can be transformed in a register of experience but also limited in both space and time.