Who Would Win in a Fight (2015)

 

Exhibited at the Cultural Salon, 21st November 2015. Philosophy Now, Conway Hall, London.

63cm x 62cm, dump bin, inflatable presents, chip paper, text.

 

 

 

 

Resource holding potential (RHP) measures the biological ability of an individual or animal to win a fight, if one were to take place. In opposition to anthropocentrism, this piece explores our natural world of things; but imposes a hierarchy created by humans. Ordered objects wield a power over us in the way they contest with and relate to other inanimate objects. Wrapped up as presents we can easily distinguish these specimens, but like opening a new pack of trading cards, they will surprise.

 

This work rests on the tension between how we perceive objects to be and their contemporary understanding in reality.