A group of stylishly clad sculptures donning wigs, glitters, bright patterns, heels and stripes. They form a group of mannequins that seem to be signalling to each other using 3d printed hands. The signals they perform -known as arbs- don’t originate from the world of fashion or popculture but rather from the chaotic environment of the Chicago trading floors. In the constant competition for speed and visibility on the market floor these hand signals were faster than spoken word.
The hands are made from 3d scans of traders performing the signals. They form an archive of a language that has become obsolete; in a time when trading has become digital and the body has been replaced by algorithms. The sculptures are brightly coloured - the stripes and patterns reference the original clothing worn on the stock market.