This is Square no.1, Fat Cats, from The Way We Live Now, my catalogue/snapshot of British society as represented by the news headlines in 2003. By coincidence I went to a film in a Brighton pub last night about the 2008 banking crisis. Called Inside Job, it unwinds the intricate network of reciprocal and astronomical rewards then (and still) operating in the financial world – and confirms my worst imaginings.
Now here we are again, in even worse turmoil, in 2011. So soon!
Some of the squares are a bit faded, this one particularly. That was part of the original plan and I’ll explain about the materials I used in another post. But I hope it’s possible to read the key words and get the picture. I imagined the headlines would fade with the piece: some hope….