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The work is called Flows/Flujos. You can explore it. It maps the global processes that supply six everyday items to a house in California. The QR codes on the map and to the right link you to a sourcemap page for one of the objects. Each node of the sourcemap contains a narrative for that point in the global supply chain.

Each narrative at each node in a supply line is inspired by real-life happenings. To show the networks that operate on a global scale, to bring them into reality by using fiction. To connect us in our minds as much as we are unwittingly connected through our consumption.

Flows/Flujos was made for an exhibition curated by The Clipperton Project at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City, 21 February – 5 May 2013. The physical installation is a printed version of Flows/Flujos the map.

Flows/Flujos was made by Kat Austen

Kat is a person. She’s interested in lots of things and phenomena, how things are connected, and why they are connected. She likes patterns but doesn’t have to have them. In the temporal melting-pot of her life so far she has been a scientist, an artist, a journalist and a writer. She welcomes a humane and environmentally kind future.

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