Matilda Moors & Hannah Stearn
Z: What’s Bumper Sticker about?
X: Should I go first?
Y: Umm, it’s about peoples drive to believe in something powering the world outside of themselves and then sticking it on the bumper of their car.
X: What? You mean like distilling an idea so that you can show it off?
Y: Yeah definitely…
X: Making work that is about something that is indescribable. Like power, structures or connections. Making work about something
huge, like fractal formations embedded in everything from nature to the stock market, that also exist on hippy t-shirts.
Y: Buying into these belief system is all about revealing something to the outside world, revealing a conspiracy or personal philosophy. When you wear your meditation pyramid everyone knows you’re involved. You share those secrets with your pack and have a total sense of belonging.
X: And your bumper sticker is like the certificate of attendance.
Y: It's about what happens when those things start to become ridiculous.
X: Yeah, the fact that you can get your spirituality speed shipped to you, or have your conspiracy theory digested into a cartoon. When ideals manifest themselves through humans they come out a bit absurd.
Y: Like spiritual bon bons
X: But people want to know that what is inside them is alright so they look for structures or patterns as a way of finding a mirror.
Y: And all of those different structures, conspiracies, philosophies and spiritual theories bleed into each other and become mush, but that mush is definitely intriguing.
X: Yeah, and that’s what we should make the show about.