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Running the Numbers – An American Self-Portrait [Copy link] 中文

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Artist and activist, Chris Jordan creates amazing images that portray America’s consumption. Chris’ hope is that his images will have a different effect than raw numbers alone. Since simple numbers no matter how large can be rather abstract it can be difficult to connect with ones impact. Whereas a visual representation of vast quantities can help make meaning of 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds or two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. The underlying desire is to emphasize the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.

As with any large works they must be seen in person to participate in the full experience. We hope the images here and on Chris' web site arouse your curiosity and desire to do so when possible.


Installed at the Von Lintel Gallery, NY, June 2007

Installed at the Von Lintel Gallery, NY, June 2007

Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed mont ...

Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed mont ...

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Detail at actual size:

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Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005.

Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005.

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Detail at actual print size:

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Depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarrette smokin ...

Depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarrette smokin ...

Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

Detail at actual print size:

Detail at actual print size:

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Partial zoom

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

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Detail at actual size:

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Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed mont ...

Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed mont ...

Detail at actual size:

Detail at actual size:

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Partial zoom:

Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

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Excellent.Few installation are remarkable.Good post.

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