Junkyard

24th Feb 2017 - 29th Apr 2017

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Pygmalion

4th Feb 2017 - 13th May 2017

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This House

23rd Sep 2016 - 25th Feb 2017

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1984

13th Sep 2013 - 29th Oct 2016

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  • On Being Patrick Bateman

    David Eldridge | Jan. 24, 2014

    In his original incarnation, Patrick Bateman is (literally) deadly dull.

    His life is hollow, defined by designer clothes, exclusive restaurants and elaborate personal grooming routines – all described in excruciatingly banal detail. Regarded by his own attorney as a “brown-nosed goody-goody,” Bateman strives so hard to fit in with his elitist Wall Street culture that he becomes totally indistinguishable from his arrogant yuppie peers.

    What should gain him a distinctive identity are his horrifically sadistic murderous activities. Yet ultimately, even these “mean nothing,” for, when Bateman confesses, nobody believes that he could even “pick up a call-girl, let alone chop her up.’” Indeed, the only place Bateman is cool and charismatic is in his own psychotic head, from which, in the first-person narration of Bret Easton Elllis’ novel, there is no exit.

  • Timeline of Financial Capitalism

    Sarah Grochala | Jan. 17, 2014

    An electronic stock market board. Photo: Katina Tuliao.

    What have the Big Bang, Clause IV and stagflation got to do with capitalism?

  • Timeline of Industrial Capitalism

    Sarah Grochala | Dec. 20, 2013

    An oil well. Photo: John Hill.

     

    What have tea, oil and buttonwood trees got to do with capitalism?

  • Timeline of Mercantile Capitalism

    Sarah Grochala | Dec. 6, 2013

    A 16th Century Galleon. Artist: Pearson Scott Foresman

     

    What have tulips, puritans and galleons got to do with capitalism?