automobile paint on mirrored glass
150 x 150 cm
Since 2009, Richard Parry has been reissuing readymade Zimbabwean paper money in feverish sums including five billion dollars (Art Zimbabwe AB4841521, 2015). Displacing the viewer's own image within a dislocated landscape, such work recirculates its audience as cultural content through a mirrored ground. Part of Parry's ongoing Art Zimbabwe project, his work alludes to deranged subjectivities or biopolitical economies 'emerging'. Similarly, Parry's 'critically-aware firework display' (Not Not Fireworks, 2015), documents a definitive moment in London's market-driven redevelopment at the Elephant & Castle regeneration zone.
- Daria Kirsanova, 2015