Venezuela: Tunneling Power
Scarcity hijacks our minds, producing a "tunneling" effect which makes us focus single-mindedly only on what we need; this comes at a price: distorting rational thinking (Shafir and Mullainathan, 2013). This project provokes thought by visually representing how scarcity's tunneling effect imprisons all Venezuelans. It visually imagines how this syndrome can generate control over anyone who experiences any type of scarcity. Heart-wrenching personal and distressing stories on the impact of the scarcity are told by 7 Venezuelans living in the UK that send aid to their families. Using multiple exposures, I manipulated each of their portraits to evoke their stories and the personal controlling impact that this invisible tunnel has on them.
Claudia Agati • Simon Clarke • Chrystal Ding • Doma Dovgialo • Fiona Filipidis • Ying Min Goh • Alejandro Gómez • Phillip Job • Jelca Kollatsch • Selim Korycki • Nayara Leite • Diarmuid McGarry • Yorli Mendoza • George Selley • Mattia Stompo • Harry Truman • Katie Waggett • Yi Yin • Alice Zoo •