Marie Vick is a visual artist currently living and working in New York City. Whalecum Pictures investigated the interstice of art and commerce, and the notion of value within a marketplace. The project consists of re-imagined scenes from iconic movies, and promotional objects that tie in with these movies. The objects are heavily branded by the fictional production company that develops the movies – Whalecum Pictures. The seven sets were presented in the installation play a distinct reenactment of a notable scene from the various films. Aside each video is an object from that specific scene.
In conjunction with All Day Everyday, The Gift Shop produced a series of merchandise and generic commercial products (such as slippers or a stressball) to playfully explore the vicious circle of money through arts patronage and consumerism.www.marievic.com