Stratagems

Symbolic mobile entrenchment deployed as a reminder of the ever-shifting fronts between complex simultaneous subject positions.

The routine conflicts, negotiations, and engagements endured as one navigates institutional space, bureaucracy, language, policing forces, class struggle, ethical issues, other subjects and one’s self are decisive. The strategic importance of these encounters must not be disregarded. It is imperative that the front remains mobile in the face of sometimes overwhelming forces of stagnant reproduction.

Cast multiples of these personal mobile bunkers are deployed publicly – issued to individuals who need to fortify their positions in the field. . . Each Stratagem is based on a particular style of entrenchment from the Second World War. Each unit has it’s own specialized strategic function. Most of these functions have to do with observation. One of the units features a convenient carrying handle, which allows for easy transport in the field.