‘The suburbs were defined by the brands we sold’ was developed from research of the original manuscript of JG Ballard’s 2006 novel, ‘Kingdom Come’ held at the British Library.
It is a cautionary tale about the power, seduction and corruption of consumerism, inspired by Ballard’s trips to The Bentall Centre in Kingston. The ‘photographs’ are created with a scanner and are shown in the Muybridge Gallery as a reflection of how technological changes in photography have mapped capitalism’s progress. It was shown as part of 'Another Land' at Kingston Museum, 2019