Ideologically leden, visualisation of data to facilitate understanding, to get the point across, to mould opinion, formulate support, inherently unethical…

Charts and graphs suddenly seem to be a popular form of art-making from the Elbow Room sweet-laden tarts that delineated arts spending and cuts at the Chapter 40th birthday party art market, to Helen Clifford’s reclaimed plates transformed into data laden pie charts focusing on the ongoing inequalities between the sexes, my Microsoft creations detailing the emotional text messaging in a failing relationship.

Why so many, so suddenly?

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