Alternative Economies

Made in conversation with herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and financial services regulator Rachel Bardiger, Alternative Economies reads the imperialist exploits of the Disney character Scrooge McDuck adjacent to the apparently radical yet deeply compromised promises of crypto­currency. Between these two strands, possibilities for an alternative network of exchange and subsistence are sought.
United Kingdom, 2021
28 minutes, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: 16mm film / 2K Video

With Rasheeqa Ahmad and Rachel Bardiger. Sound excerpts Julie Hyman, Oliver Pursche, Adam Shapiro, Tendayi Kapfidze, Shermin Voshmgir. Camera, direct animation, sound, edit Rehana Zaman. Film telecine James Holcombe. Colourist Jason R. Moffat. Sound mixing James Bull. Commissioned by Borås Art Biennial 2021.


Alternative Economies, 2021, film stills, copyright the artist.

Alternative Economies, 2021, installation views , copyright the artist. Photo by Hendrik Zeiter