300 Ghost Slaves
300 ghost slaves consists of over one hundred found, cleaned and repaired objects leaning or hanging along a wall: carpets, tools, lanterns, framed pictures… In front of the collection a sign states: Please take what you want of these items. This collection of findings is surplus from the artists’ continuous practice of gathering as an alternative method to sustain oneself.
The title refers to the American author Derrick Jensen’s concept ghost slave, an unit for energy equivalent one day human labour. 300 ghost slaves per person/day is the average amount required to sustain the current lifestyle in industrialized western society.
Exhibited in 2011, the Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation show Gallery Carlsson Svensson Contemporary: Grand Opening II at Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
The leftover items in the end of the show