Trading Zones
8 July 2018

Trading Zones
(2018 –  Present)

Trading Zones is an ongoing project on global financial flows, with a particular focus on ‘offshore’ finance. While this topic has been photographed before, Trading Zones departs from the tendency to view tax havens in isolation, instead seeing the ‘offshore’ as something which is only possible because of a corresponding ‘onshore’.

In the case of Trading Zones this is crystalised in the relationship between the City of London, a medieval vestige turned financial hub in the heart of the Greater London, and the Bailiwick of Jersey, a semi-autonomous crown dependency turned financial hub in the English Channel, where I was also Archisle artist in residence for six months.

Trading Zones employs a multi-method approach to offshore finance, engaging with different aspects both of finance itself and the wider environment which makes it possible. The aim of the project is to move beyond two dimensional depictions of offshore financial centres as palm fringed islands where nefarious deeds take place.