Trading Zones
8 July 2018

Trading Zones
(2018 –  Present)

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

In the case of Trading Zones the relationship between onshore and offshore 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.

Trading Zones employs a multi-method approach to offshore finance, engaging with different aspects of it through a constellation of techniques including conventional and experimental photography, appropriated and manipulated imagery, architectural surveying, data visualisations, schematic diagrams, opinion polling, and more.

The aim through these strategies is to represent finance not as something with a definable essence but as something which always take place elsewhere, and which is most visible not in things or places, but in the gaps between them.

 

Hong Kong, 9896 km

Survey Area 1

1469 – 1940

Legal Firm VI

Discretionary Trust (Jersey)

British Virgin Islands, 6490 km

Survey Area 7

1940 – 1945

Fund Managers II

Foundation (Jersey)

Greece, 2408 km

Survey Area 8

1961 – Present

Corporate Service Provider III

Incorporated Cell Company (Jersey)

Guernsey, 43.1 km