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The Catalogue

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by Chris Oakley

Single-channel video
Year of Production: 2004
Duration: 5’ 30 ”

Crystallising a vision of ‘us seen by them’, The Catalogue explores the codification of humanity on behalf of corporate entities. Through the manipulation of footage captured from life in the retail environment, it places the viewer into the position of a remote and dispassionate agency, observing humanity as a series of units whose value is defined by their spending capacity and future needs.

The Catalogue was produced with financial assistance from Arts Council England.

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