James Oram

While Supplies Last (2012)

42 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Editing found footage to remove aspects whilst retaining one or two elements, While Supplies Last shows disembodied hands and dodging silhouettes grasping at boxes of unidentified product, while tearing apart the cardboard displays (labelled ‘While Supplies Last’) that contain them. When the product itself is also removed by Oram in Midnight Arrives, the flurry of decapitated hands oscillate wildly on a black background as if in some kind of deep sea feeding frenzy. These two video works highlight Oram’s concerns surrounding the condition of consumption, the psychology of consumerism and its portrayal in a popular medium."

James Hope

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