This exhibition comprises of two installations, both titled 'Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.' The work from 1994 depicts Baker’s early interpretation as passive observer, buying one share of each FTSE100 company (partial installation exhibited of 56/100). Together the two installations reflect economic disruption and flux arising from digitisation. ‘Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.’ 2015 is visibly a more active and participatory interpretation, clearly defining the artists conflict between his primal and cognitive self, using symbolism from his early childhood juxtaposed with the global tool for benchmarking success.
The artist is inviting you the audience, to control through ownership, 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.
Proceeds from this perpetual campaign will be used to buy shares in the neo imperialist but vulnerable UK company, BP Plc, for the purpose of exploitation.