About this work
Eliza Barrios & Paz de la Calzada, Daily Slots, Public Project, San Francisco, CA, USA 2010
CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It is a series of interruptions/actions launched in July 2010 by artists from around the world in response to the need for a fundamental shift in our approach to Capitalism and the negative impact it has on the environment, health, and wellbeing of all. The status quo is not sustainable. ??Megan Wilson began developing the project in early spring 2010 and invited Eliza Barrios, Maw Shein Win, Amy Berk, Andy Cox, and Cheryl Meeker to join her in planning, organizing, and leading the project. The title “CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It" is a play on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s "WAR IS OVER! If You Want It" campaign of the late '60s.
?Through CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It our goal is to support the movement to adopt and enact alternatives to Capitalism through creative channels. While making art in response to this runaway greed may seem an act of indulgence in itself, we as cultural workers are part of the community interrogating, creating and representing cultural shifts. At the very least we hope to leverage our creative capital to inspire constructive panalogue, network with others committed to the cause, and perhaps provide some fun and runaway thinking during this Summer of Tough Love … and beyond.