metaconsumer

  Liz Rywelski (1980) NY, USA   Identity– how buying makes me who I imagine myself to be.   That is the core idea related to all of the performances I write and produce. Shopping is my practice and buying is my process. My products resemble the goods, services, and bi-products of consumption and they are collectively titled metaconsumer.    A metaconsumer is a person who uses consumption as a means to comment on or question consumption.   Metaconsumer’s self-consciously assemble the goods, services, performativities, and representations– language, image, and data– of consumption. Metaconsumer’s transform their assemblages into aestheticized and/or politicized objects, concepts, and/or activities that redirect and reorient the participants understanding of, and relationship to, consumption and the world(s) it creates.   The images, texts, and links collected here are re-presentations of the metaconsumer, performance and products from 2002-present.   Products can be seen and/or experienced by scheduling a studio visit, attending an exhibition, participating in a performance, and by arranging a purchase or commission.   Featured Works: PORTRAITS series (2002-2010); THE SEPTA LETTERS (2002-2004); THE GIVEAWAY (2003); MONEY ME (2008); TIME SHARE (2009); THE RE-GIFT (2010); SUITE 6 (2011); SOFT-SCI FICTION(2010); FLOWER ONE (2011); RETURN POLICY series (2011-2014) […]