Barcode: Pinned to the Wall

Barcode: Pinned to the Wall, a painting by Glenn Ibbitson
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69 cm
85 cm
Unique Piece
oil on canvas

The barcode is the symbol nonpareil of 21st Century commerce. It is projected across the model here to represent the subjection of the individual to societal requirements. When humanity is assigned a particular value like any other product, set by market forces, how much easier it becomes for developed society to more easily and cheaply satisfy both its economic and sexual…