Free Trade Agency


2015|Participatory installation
Performer Julia Trofimova
Dimensions variables
Intervention in Itakeskus shopping center, Helsinki, Finland

F.T.A (Free Trade Agency) appropriates Free Trade Agreement, which is an economical trade policy between the development and underdevelopment countries for exchanging and producingbetter profits. This economic policy with slogans: ‘Set For Life’, ‘Rush’, ‘More’, ‘Free’ is a similar illusion from the lottery marketing, which promotes the myth of capitalism. In this context, Free Trade Art transforms exchanging structure of Free Trade Agreement and lottery marketing form by trading participant’s labor and a painting. Participants draw a lottery paper as labor in Itakeskus shopping mall and give it to the performer. The lottery paper is transformed to paintings.