“Imagine a world where you could live out on the open pacific or the endless expanse of the Arabian desert. A world of political and economic autonomy.”
In her E-Z Kryptobuild series Alice Bucknell draws inspiration from aspirational development projects and high profile architectural responses to climate change, positing a new exciting investment opportunity aimed at elite individuals seeking luxurious post-apocalyptic lifestyles.
In the Promo & Backstage (2020) edit of the work, Bucknell shows the dream that is being sold, undercut by the false reality of impossible promises. Rendered illusions fall apart, shown to be nothing but a scam to cash in on the end of the world.