Louisa Bufardeci
Sweeping one and the other away (2019)
LED display
Looking out and across
2021
Looking in to the land attached
2021
Sweeping one and the other away
2019
The calls
2017
The sea between A and I
2015
I know I don't know
2014
In a very short space of time
2012
String Theories
2012
Here a chandelier
2012
Flags for the fourth dimension
2011
Blend
2010
Yes and No
2009
Some Material Flags
2008
Recent Plans
2008
Every second is like forever...
2007
13 conversations, all one minute long
2006
Anti-War Speeches
2006
Starter Pistols
2005-6
Landscapes
2005
Team Joy
2004
Governing Values
2004
The Mercer Project
2004
A walk around the periphery of Malviya Nagar
2004
Skin Quartet
2003
Ground Plan
2003
Languages
2003
Export Distribution
2003
Essay topic
2002
The unbearable weight of ordinary things
2002
Cold Storage
2001
Ethnicities to Nations
2001
A few facts I think you ought to know...
2001
ColourPhonics
2001
Tax Payer's Money
2000-2
Counterplay
2000
Fugacità
2000
The Art of Good Reasoning
2000
Specifics of Location
2000
World Listing
2000
Another rounding of facts
1999
A rounding of facts
1999
Spector
1999
"The comforting illusion"
1999
Breathe in, breathe out
1998-9
       
Sweeping one and the other away is an LED display art work streaming propositions for the export and import of valued democratic qualities.

Using statistics recently published in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index (2018), I find a middle ground for democracy. High functioning “full” democracies export units of their high quality features to “flawed” democracies, “hybrid regimes” and “authoritarian regimes”. Features include: electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation, and political culture. A middle ground is established where the quality of democracy is similar for all countries. This work is inspired by Deleuze and Guattari’s idea of the middle as a site where “things pick up speed.” For them, the direction of this movement in the middle is not unidirectional, but perpendicular or transversal. It’s a movement that “sweeps one and the other away, a stream without beginning or end that undermines its banks and picks up speed in the middle.” The middle avoids both the utopian and the dystopian positions, yet remains decidedly unrealistic.