The Wall Street Project

2020 / Work in Progress

This long-term project began in 2013 and currently consists of approx. 30 000 photographs.

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Sketch from the series Contact Sheet, each of which will be combined with other elements in a series of installations

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Collected writings and notes on economic form-giving (ongoing)

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Diagrams, sketches, etc. (ongoing)

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

The project entails research into a wide range of economic thoughts and ideologies across time; depicted here is an Erratum page from Alfred Marshall's Principles of Economics, Third Edition 1895

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Sketches for a series of installations

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Sketches for a series of installations

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Regalia, installation sketch (detail)

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

Working material

Claudia Weber The Wall Street Project

From the series Metamorphoses; presentations will vary

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, research, writing, and critical re-contextualization. The project itself is based on the artist's proposition that financial capitalism is the most prolific and influential sculpting force existing today and the prospect that an in-depth consideration of this form-giving will allow its underlying processes, ideologies, and structural impacts to be seen 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.