Artists

Surplus Value

 

Surplus Value is a collective working to promote socialism through evolving art projects.

 

What we stand for

 

·      State ownership of the means of production

·      Redistribution of wealth by expropriation

·      Government of the people by the people

·      Free education and healthcare for all

·      A people's army and police force

·      An end to all colonial and imperialist wars

·      An end to sexism and racism

·      Free press and media

 

 

Aims of Surplus Value

 

·      Promote socialist values

·      Critique all manifestations of capitalism

·      Subvert the ruling class ideology

·      Provoke debate

·      Promote solidarity and resistance

 

The means that we will adopt are the tools of the mass media:

 

·      Advertising

·      Photography

·      Digital print media

 

The approaches that we will take will include:

 

·      Direct political statement

·      Satire

·      Quotation

·      Text/image combinations

·      Pastiche

 

Works produced by Surplus Value will be:

 

·      Portable

·      Wearable

·      Useable

·      Ephemeral

 

The issues we will address include:

 

·      Basic principles of socialism

·      Workers rights

·      Social justice

·      Consumerism

·      Celebrity culture

·      War

·      Alienation

·      Poverty

·      Exploitation