Eat The Rich, 2020
We are explorers in the further regions of experience.
We manufacture nightmares and sell them as dreams.
We own your time, your tears, your suffering.
Demons to some. Angels to others.
We incur the wrath of pain.
Our chains too heavy to be broken.
We are building on the heritage of our ancestors.
We engineer schisms in the fabric of reality.
We are everything you were afraid of.
We will crush your attempts at a revolution.
Our tendrils extending far beyond the reaches of your imagination.
We will flourish in the shadows of control.
We will direct our power into the next millennia.
Empower those who wish to seek our pleasures.
Correct the balance of law and order.
Those who wish to forego our bidding shall rot.
Once you enter, you will never leave.
You are the great experiment.
Original forming a longer quote by 18th century French philosopher Jean-Jacques Roussea on the cusp of the French revolution, eat the rich has been assimilated into punch contemporary vernacular and speaks to social issues such as wealth inequality and the immoral existence of billionaires.
Shot during the first UK lockdown, Eat The Rich, 2020 follows a female protagonist casually tending to ther garden. Featured in the background are the warped faces of nine of the richest billionaires living today such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, whose faces have been digitally combined with horror movie characters such as IT, Beetlejuice and Freddy Kruger.
Eat The Rich, 2020 silently plays out like an allegory which the demonised faces of the global elite are decomposed and recycled back into the earth, offering our soil the nutrients to sow the seeds for a healthier future.