“Economies of Small, or the Location of Capital” (Beta v1.1, updated frequently) is an ongoing studio installation where breeding silkworms, growing and cloning fruits and vegetables, and producing silk on custom-made weaving looms are made in the same studio space. Each growth sequence of the silkworms, from cocoon to moth to eggs, generationally, is monitored and indexed, fabricating memory for the duration of their lifespans until their silk is woven and their experiences invisible.

The project is intended to investigate intergenerational memory and authenticity in transnational populations; and, as a template for immigrant small business economies, how can we reimagine small business futurity against monolithic conglomerates, outside of capitalist dependency and exploitation in the economy of garment production? How can we imagine an ethnofuturity through ethnopessimism?

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v1.1

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