Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture
Fighting Crapitalism: An Artist Talk
In this talk, multimedia artist A.L. Steiner argues that “crapitalism,” her barbed neologism, has spurred a global crisis through environmental destruction and dark ideological underpinnings: lying, coercion, and manipulation. To understand the tendencies of “homo economicus,” Steiner says it’s imperative to confront capitalism’s unquestioned valuation of money, supremacy, progress, supply, demand, accumulation, and profit. “Is there a foil,” she asks, “to the current coercive global corporatocratic capitalocene?” Steiner will present works that speak to these concerns, and read from a selection of responsive texts.
Photo: A.L. Steiner