As a material with a complex history, Uranium inhabits a unique place in the human psyche: unstable and resonant, it is a material used to calculate geological time–and potentially, used to end time as we know it. The invisible threat of radiation engages the human imagination in lively, drastic ways. In surveying the lexicon of Survivalist-consumer culture and the ritual of risk management, IN-VEST masquerades the seductive logics of capitalism as a tactic to point to larger system failures that threaten our ecological future.
IN-VEST is both a faulty brand and promise.The infamous lead found in Montreal’s water is refashioned as a shield to deflect radiation. IN-VEST divests from the colonial, capitalist, fetish of Newness in reimagining how solutions can be found in the trouble.