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TOWARD THE MEAN: RAEWYN TURNER & BRIAN HARRIS

Toward the Mean references government fiscal policies, the Phillips Curve and the balance between the promise of a wage adjusted to inflation and the power to consume. The twenty three tin cans filled with fragranced soil indicate data points on the graph of the Expectations-Augmented Phillips curve which describes a relationship between inflation and unemployment.           

We viewed the Philips Curve graph from a side elevation, and plotted the spaces between the data points. Everytime a spoonful of flavoured soil is lifted it disturbs the equilibrium of system.  

The data points become the flavours with reference to 23 choices of flavours from David Merrit's poem.The soil was dried, sifted and fragranced with commercial synthetic flavours 

 

 

          David Merrit        CURIOUS DIETS OF THE POOR, DOWN TRODDEN AND THE SO-CALLED MENTALLY ILL    

  David Merrit 

CURIOUS DIETS OF THE POOR, DOWN TRODDEN AND THE SO-CALLED MENTALLY ILL

 

 Shannon at Kinetica

Shannon at Kinetica

Exhibited at  Kinetica Awards in the Finalist exhibition Puke Ariki, Taranaki  in 2014  

Toward the Mean won the Supreme Award at Kinetica: Category - You Design and Make.  

 

EXHIBITED AT SATELLITE GALLERY 2012

CATALOGUE: B.G.M.E.R.C; BREATHINGGROWINGMOVINGENGAGINGREACTINGCHANGING

Many thanks to Sensient Technologies for providing brilliant and durable flavours!

For more background information on the project please see : Fragrant Earth