Day Trippers

2010. Silkscreen on cardboard

'Day Trippers' is an enquiry into poverty and tragedy as a form of entertainment. It looks at tourism and in particular “Slum Tourism" as a form of exploitation. Slum tourism began in Brazil sixteen years ago and it is a fast growing industry. The most popular are the slums of Rio de Janeiro, India and Johannesburg, the garbage dumps of Mexico and the beggars of India. The spectator as a real human was free to pop in or out of the picture while the cardboard world (not real) is static and stuck, paused and preserved for our consumption.