Economics of Suffering

Economics of Suffering is an interdisciplinary project that combines visual art, performance, installation and a community outreach component to explore devastating effects and emotional scarring caused by the ongoing worldwide financial crisis that peaked in the period of 2008 - 2010. The work explores psychological ruptures wreaked on those most vulnerable-the mentally disabled, the elderly; those in extreme poverty and other disenfranchised populations suffering from homelessness, hunger, and violence.

The avarice of multinational corporations’ cuts in government aid, and an unjust judicial system, have only served to exacerbate the levels of suffering of the poor and disabled.