Femke Herregraven | Artist Talk

Femke Herregraven @ Talbot Rice Gallery
Femke Herregraven, 'Corrupted Air (IBRD CAR 111-112)' [detail], 2018

Artist Femke Herregraven talks about her work relating to the bubonic plague, and the links between finance and disease.

In Corrupted Air (IBRD CAR 111-112) (2018), Femke Herregraven traces the historical and contemporary geographic relations between capital flows and pandemics. This work, and the research underpinning it, is the starting point for this talk on catastrophe bonds and the financialization of human lives as liability and risk. The talk will elaborate on broader questions around financial prediction, modelling and the 'risk imaginary' that is built into processes that are now governing our future fortunes.