Meat Meet 35: Josephine Anstey
“Pik and Etty – economic commentators and re-enactors.”
Pik and Etty are economic commentators and re-enactors. With a rich cast of other clay figures they feature in short animations inspired by radical economist Thomas Piketty. The first two videos are “Pik and Etty in the Failure of the French Revolution” and Pik and Etty in Progressive Taxation.” The animations are based on Piketty’s statistics with historical re-enactments in the style of radical puppet theater. They are designed to make economic data fun, user-friendly and political.
Josephine Anstey’s career has been concept and project driven, engaging with a wide variety of media practices and technologies. Experiments with narrative & dramatic forms and questions of identity & consciousness have been constant themes. Currently she is making animations with clay figures Pik and Etty about economics and writing a scifi/ecofiction novel. Other projects include interactive drama, virtual and mixed reality, intermedia performance, video-art, radio documentary, web and prose fiction. Her VR and video works have shown widely in the US, in Europe, South America and Asia, and she has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria.