I always knew that market day would offer many more possibilities. Since starting on the notion of bringing the two countries together, the visible financial transactions would bring a new twist to the narrative that had so far only been focussed on that old Marxist measure of “value added” ie labour. Taking the Gross’ to Thailand and implanting them there with all the concomitant contrasts of light, of temperature, clothing, life in general is one phase of the story. Now I had the opportunity to bring Thailand to the Gross’ or perhaps better described as bringing Thailand to the commercialisation of their predicament.
Carl had printed some of his own photographs from his last trip to Thailand in February. I placed some of them around the stall and ‘posed’ them for the camera.
These are more of the ‘edited’ shots that artificially bring Thailand to the Farmers Market.
Having thought about what images I had received from Carl I deliveratley tried to pose some of these shots to accomodate the type of composite I wanted to make. The first three are what I had envisaged, the top two about worth/commodity, the third about how the Gross’ and the charity provide shelter. The forth one I deliberatley left a space, not being exactly sure what I going to put in the space, but I wanted the payment to be a key narrative device.
I now need to decide two things before submitting: Firstly how to submit and secondly what to submit from the work already created. The next couple of days should provide the answer.