The Wall Street Project

2020 / Work in Progress

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Sketch from the series Contact Sheet

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Collected writings and notes, ongoing

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Diagrams

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Erratum, from Alfred Marshall's Principles of Economics, Third Edition 1895

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Installation sketches

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project
Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Installation sketch

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Working material

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

From the series Metamorphoses

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

The Wall Street Project is an ongoing long-term study that addresses past, current and future material cultures of New York’s Financial District through the means of photographic observation (30,000 images made over the course of six years), research, writing, and critical re-contextualization. The project itself is based on the artist's proposition to perceive financial capitalism as the most prolific and influential sculpting force that exists today and suggests a conceptual reframing of form-giving to see its underlying processes—i.e. its concepts, oeuvre and structural impacts—anew.

TWSP consists of several bodies of works that range from writings to interrelated installations and from moving image works to a future online portal. All works are currently in progress.

The project's title is a nod to and acknowledgement of Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project, the scope of which has inspired this endeavor.