The artist is inviting you, the audience, to control one ordinary share in 'Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.'
Baker sees his role as artist and facilitator of this perpetually evolving installation with the future direction now relinquished to you, the active audience.
The monies donated from this and all ongoing campaigns, for the combined ordinary share and print, will be used to buy shares in the UK company BP Plc, to influence change and expectation. 'Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.' will be present at BP Plc general meetings to vote NO, block and table resolutions, as directed by the audience.
Each 'Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.' share certificate is also one of three prints designed by the artist, ink on paper signed & numbered, unframed 29.7cm x 21.0cm unlimited edition).
Rupert James Baker
The Artist's work derives from his experiences at Barclays Capital Markets at the height of the Thatcher era. Witnessing products and services that conflicted with his own value structure, highlighted by the ethical influence that multinationals contribute to society; powerful enough to cross moral and geographical boundaries, in the pursuit of purely profit.
Baker’s pained and detached work meditates on our attempts to understand the shifting ethical constraints of human life through economic bench-marking and corporate governance. The sadness and tragedy in this work is apparent and is reflected in man’s economic success laying the foundations for his own destruction. Through a critical engagement with his own morals and that of multinational corporations he confronts fundamental questions of where humanity stands in relation to its environment.
Baker works across all mediums in his installations having worked with film, photography, fabric, paint, social media, clay, paper, copper, plastics and ink.