Empty Basket

2019 - Present

In the margins between product and art, ‘Shopping Sculptures’ physically embody the structures and systems of consumer culture. Products ordered from fast-fashion sites are turned into sculptural arrangements, which exist for a short duration depending on the retailers return policy. During their existence, sculptures are available to view (and buy) on the online shop ‘Empty Basket’, where the products are offered back to the world as artworks. If sculptures are not purchased, they are dissembled and returned to the retailer. When this happens the artworks become unobtainable, and rendered for life as ‘out of stock’ images. 

Shopping Sculpture 001, (12 Days Duration)

Product: Puffer jacket in silver

Cost per unit: £32.50

Order Date: 3 November 2019

 © Sophie Cunningham 2020