Recent comment from Martin Naarendorp, thanks Martin.
‘Nice one Monica…
The market say’s…
The market is free
Who is ‘the Market’?
A bear market is one that cannot rise even on good news.
A bull market climbs a wall of worry.
A bull market is one that can shake off bad news.
A rising tide lifts all boats. [or yachts]
As goes January, so goes the year.
As goes the first week of January, so goes the month, and so goes the year.’ Follow this link for the full version of Martin’s comment.
the market says is a project which invites you to give the market alternative voices and emotions – think slogans, pithy sayings, aphorisms, admonishing or peppy rally cries. The resulting statements will be displayed on a moving text display in a commercial area as part of The Market Studios event Namarama and within the Namarama exhibition. http://themarketstudios.wordpress.com/
In the media ‘the market’ seems always to be represented and to represent itself as embodied, sentient and emotional, as Slavoj Žižek has described it a systeme of economic exchanges driven by ‘beliefs about other peoples beliefs’. Essentially human risk taking behaviour based on collective hunches. Why are the people and companies involved in this behaviour able to so influence our circumstances and why in the current climate should ‘the market’ take precident over human and social needs?
Could our own consumer behaviour influence it to any great extent?
Setting aside wheather or not we agree with the ideology that is part of the entity called ‘the market’ how might we embody or reclaim its voice or embody ‘the market’ differently?
This is project is part of ongoing research that I’m doing on alternative economic models and forms of exchange. It also springs from personal attempts at living differently.
YOUR COMMENTS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THIS PROJECT, I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!
‘The market says, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’
‘The market says, riches have wings.’