Exhibition /

Daniel McKewen: Promissory Estoppel

Promissory Estoppel (production still) from multi-channel video installation with sound, infinite loop. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Brisbane Quarter, 300 George Street,

‘Promissory Estoppel’ is a video artwork that expresses a sense of economic and social precarity central to the lived experience of late capitalism. While the imagery in the work reflects on money’s literal and symbolic function as a promise of the state, its title makes reference to a legal principle that apportions blame when one party relies on a promise made by the other, to their ultimate detriment.