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May 10, 2019  

(5) Finance Capital and the Ghosts of Empire: Research For Action and Femke Herregraven

May 10, 2019

"Making Visible Finance and the Afterlives of Empire" panel, with Research For Action and Femke Herregraven

On April 5-6, 2019 RiVAL was among the hosts of a two-day symposium at the University of Sussex on the topic of "Finance Capital and the Ghosts of Empire" which brought together artists, activists and academics. For more information, visit:

Research for Action is is a London-based workers’ co-operative producing research to support social, economic and environmental justice.

Femke Herregraven is an Amsterdam-based artist with a research-based practice in which she maps out abstract financial processes and considers their implications. Her work concerns the physical infrastructure that financial processes need in order to operate, as well as their grave ecological consequences. These processes create images only built from code. These 'images' are not meant for human eyes, but are translated into representations that are visible to us and understandable to a certain extent. Herregraven focuses on the position of the human in these mechanisms and thus makes the immeasurable abstraction of data visible on a human scale