Ethereal

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They deliver their daily verdict on political, economic, social or environmental events.\r<\/p><p>This global financial system is characterized by its speed, complexity and the lack of information available on its actors, making it all the more difficult to control.\r<\/p><p>In this abstract and immaterial universe, my images interpret, through a narrative point of view, the melancholic, quasi-fictional daily life of European traders, buyers and sellers of anticipations, in a time of computerized and dehumanized trading.<\/p>","body_raw":"\u201cEthereal\u201d evokes the omnipotence of an irrational market economy, sacralized and disconnected from the real world.\r\n\r\nThis work highlights the opaque and confidential environment of high finance and trading rooms, in a climate of impunity that persists for 10 years after the 2008 crisis.\r\n\r\nFinancial markets are ubiquitous in economic and political life, but also in our daily lives. Political power is in line with market priorities and fears its assessments. Like \u00abnew gods\u00bb these markets comment and change the course of men\u2019s lives. They deliver their daily verdict on political, economic, social or environmental events.\r\n\r\nThis global financial system is characterized by its speed, complexity and the lack of information available on its actors, making it all the more difficult to control.\r\n\r\nIn this abstract and immaterial universe, my images interpret, through a narrative point of view, the melancholic, quasi-fictional daily life of European traders, buyers and sellers of anticipations, in a time of computerized and dehumanized trading.","is_shortlisted":1,"is_strong":1,"is_ongoing":1,"is_unpublished":0,"sent_first_email_reminder":0,"started_at":"2017-01-01 00:00:00","ended_at":null,"created_at":"2019-01-30 12:04:28","updated_at":"2019-02-02 15:48:08","place":null,"publications":[],"categories":[],"tags":[{"id":581,"tag":"economy","created_at":"2015-12-07 17:05:40","updated_at":"2015-12-07 17:05:40","pivot":{"grant_submission_id":13518,"tag_id":581}},{"id":21228,"tag":"stock 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