Comrades Collecting for Capitalist Pariahs (C.C.C.P) will be collecting donations on High Street near Freyberg Place on April the 26th. The collected donations will be used for the support of current capitalists as they lose their position of financial privilege due to the overthrow of capitalism.
The performance work by anartcollective parodies the work of charities in order to comment on the position of the instigators of the present economic crisis. It asks what if inside our present horizonless world is another world where capitalists are being imprisoned for their part in the world disaster. They will need our help.
anartcollective doesn’t apportion blame but recognizes that certain capitalists have not made the social and fiscal adjustments that we the 99% have made since the experiment began in Aotearoa 1984. The capitalist pariahs will find themselves surrounded by people for whom money has meaning and limit. The capitalists will need cigars, fine liquor, and other necessities of their addictions supplied to them as they make the adjustment from milking wealth from society, to hopefully being able to make some small contribution to meaningful existence.
anartcollective was formed as an outlet for the artists involved to create collaborative, politically loaded works free from the connotations of individual authorship. The aim of the collective is to pose a reasoned critique of the neoliberal dystopia that we find ourselves in and to discuss alternatives to this system.