Thursday, October 14, 2010

Inklanders & Capitalism Fasting

The above image is the Inklanders, inhabitants of the land of spilled ink...

~Capital Fasting~

This morning I made a pledge to myself. I wanted to see how long I could go without buying something; see how long I could last without buying another piece of thing which I would loose under my pile of stuff. Our lives are so driven by selling and buying that it is nearly impossible to escape. I soon realized I needed to go make more prints and I had to go see a movie for a class, both which require me to buy stuff.

I considered if I could get someone to buy these things for me and then I gave them the money would count. But I decided it doesn't.

I can't even get an entire day into this new capitalism fasting. Now, I'm not dumb (suuuuuure), I realize that in order to stimulate the economy, you need to buy things. But this was simply a cultural experiment that has seemed to fail as quickly as it began.

And I won't lie, this spawned from the fact that I have no real job or any money. I've got some ideas to change that but for now I'll just have to deal with it, I guess...

More work to come soon!