On Tuesday, August 10th Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert performed their newest piece, “Blow-Out Odyssey” as part of CAPITALISM IS OVER!. For this public intervention, the artists invited themselves — and their personal arguments with each other — into the offices of several downtown businesses. While winding their way through the financial district, Fletcher and Reichert walked and argued, loudly and passionately, about their finances, their unintended moments of dishonesty, their expectations about the other’s role in the relationship, and their general frustrations with each other as a couple.
All the businesses chosen as stops along their voyage are dependent on oil for a significant portion of their revenue. An interactive map, built to track their quarrelling journey through the financial district, shows the location of a software design firm that has developed programs to help oil companies track damage to their trans-national pipelines, an insurance firm that administers casualty claims for oil companies, an investment firm that diversifies clients’ investments into oil and energy stocks, and a law firm that drafts contracts for oil companies. The artists even visited a company that uses solar technology to improve the effectiveness of drill rig platforms.
For Exact Locations Visit The Interactive Map HERE.