In your hands
This model of a human head illustrates the installation of the “Series 1 City Chip”. Beside the head is an excerpt from the City Worker Contract (2035).
In 2035, municipal waste removal services broke down and many businesses started burning their own waste. As the Air Quality Index of Australian cities reached dangerous levels, the City Chip was introduced to measure each worker’s exposure to harmful pollutants. The excerpt from the City Worker Contract outlines the risks and limited legal liability of employers.
Despite the initial outcry from workers, mass unemployment meant many people had no choice but to work under these conditions. This led to the rise of the “Carpe Diem Worker”: a subculture of employees who proudly proclaimed they would “live large and die young”. The Series 1 City Chip was discontinued in 2037 after it was found to cause cancer.
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Nadya is a trained Silversmith, Jeweller, Sculptor, and Designer. Her diverse range of skills brings her art to life. She is self-described as a 'Found Object' sculptor, focused on reusing and re-purposing society's discarded objects and materials, giving them new life and context.
The subject area is huge - what will the state of wildlife and the environment be in 2050?
I have gone through so many scenarios in my head, and decided to keep it simple and focus on 1 message.
If our unique wildlife is to survive in the wild and still be there in 2050 we must preserve its habitat. This will only happen if we accept responsibility for what happens locally, with hands-on involvement, with individuals in the community putting their hands up to volunteer to do what they can to help, with individuals banding together to form action groups, lobby groups, and organisations actively working towards solving problems within their own environment, and by forming consortiums to own habitat to give it protection.
Grass roots pressure and voter opinion has power.
So I am starting with human hands:
1. Sculpted in oil based clay.
2. Mold made.
3. Hand cast in acrylic plaster.
4. Two hands ready for cleaning up and finishing.
"Hey Wombi, did you hear the NSW Nationals want to weaken the Koala Habitat protection legislation?"
"Yes, we need more protection, not less! I think it's time to push for a 'Native ANIMAL Title Act'. Animal Land Rights now!"