I Canít Believe Itís Not Empire investigates the multifarious nature of empire. Nine sites, both real and virtual, were chosen for their cultural, political and historical significance. Some works represent classic tourist Meccas (Great Wall, Giza 1982) while others cite contemporary corporate culture (Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant, Netscape 2.0). Others are more sinister, referencing their destruction at the hands of political and religious powers (Moscow 1960Ė1994, Bamian Buddha).
The resulting images blend domestic craft, sculpture and architectural set design with heavily processed, multinational-produced junk foods to emphasize a new empirical reality of corporate colonization.