The Mother Ship Has Arrived to Claim the Things that we Want
2019, photograph on paper. 25.8in x 40in. $600.00
Vi Trinh is a first generation Vietnamese-American. She works in digital and traditional media to examine the relationship between ecological and social patterns. As a contemporary conceptual artist her work explores ideas of rich aesthetics in ecological emergencies and the temporal reality created by large-scale phenomena. She synthesizes data to confront ideas of colonialism and white supremacy within our current social context. Vi Trinh graduated from the University of Richmond in 2019 with a B.A. in Visual and Media Arts Practice & Leadership.
1% for the 1% began as a sculptural synthesis of lactose intolerance data overlaying a map of the world, as a response to White Supremacists chugging milk to prove their genetic superiority. It evolved into a representation of colonialism and the historical factors that affect capitalistic discrimination. The sculpture transforms into monolithic photograph as an idealized portraiture of capitalism.