Recent plans for the equal distribution of literate people, 'A time Like This' exhibition
Recent plans for the equal distribution of literate people
90cm x 90 cm
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Featured in A Time Like This, 17 July – 16 August
VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery
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Recent plans for the equal distribution of literate people (2008), is one of six maps proposed by artist Louisa Bufardeci in her series Recent plans for the equal distribution of equality.
In this series Bufardeci lays out some possibilities for the world in terms of imagined 'maps' : countries, randomly placed, are made up of 50 dots each, each dot representing 561,900 people. Each country is free floating, and loose arrows show distribution routes; countries with more than an average of a particular resource redistribute to those who have less. Each country is coloured with matching paths and dots, so it’s clear who is giving and who is receiving. In this way equality is imagined in terms of resource redistribution; this flow, or proposed flow, helps us imagine a utopian world that shares.
A Time like This was an exhibition held at the Margaret Lawrence VCA Gallery 17 July- 16 August as part of the project Are We There Yet? which was funded by the VCA and the National Council of Women of Victoria for the 100 year celebration of Victorian women’s suffrage.
Louisa Bufardeci completed a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts) University of Melbourne 1991, followed by a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing) at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 1998 and a Master of Fine Art (Art and Technology) in the School of Art at the Institute of Chicago in 2006. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions.