EMPIRE. Work in Progress

 EMPIRE is made possible in part with a grant fromCEC ArtsLink.

 Production stills from Mongolia

EMPIRE is a road movie and installation that originates in New York at the intersection of DaKar and GuangZhou. Using the silk road as a metaphor the  work explores trade, economics and mobility focusing on working women.

 Images: left to right. An active skin trade, sellers identified by a pile of skins on the highway.Tsetsege is  one of the few Mongolians left in the business. She buys skins, loads them onto trucks, unloads them at a warehouse where she trims them, packs them in salt and finally sells them to the primarily  Chinese buyers  who now control the trade and the prices.


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