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You Will Never Be Secure badge by Darcell Apelu
You Will Never Be Secure badge by Darcell Apelu
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badge by Darcell Apelu

You Will Never Be Secure badge 

2021 

gold mirror perspex

97mm x 30mm

These badges ‘Ownership/Security’ is merchandise created alongside the large scale gilded sculpture Death of Prosperity. The text ‘You will never be secure’ inverts the philosophy of colonist Edward gibbon Wakefield ‘Possess yourself of the soil and you will be secure’. The inversion of the text critiques the idea of ownership and what it means to be secure with late capitalism.

Supporting Merchandise for Death of Prosperity Exhibition 

Link to Exhibition Info: https://www.artgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/id/1749

About the artist

Born and raised in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, of Niuean and Pakeha descent Darcell graduated with a Masters in Art and Design from Auckland University of Technology in 2013 and is now based in Tauranga. Her practice explores perceptions of the Pacific body through identification within the social climate of New Zealand and the Pacific. Darcell’s practice is interested in exploring identity in relation to legacy and storytelling, and ideas around how the body operates in social and cultural contexts.