The series of sculptures are a meditation on “The Londoner”, an upcoming casino in Macau—following on from “The Venetian” and “The Parisian”—all owned by Sands Corporation, a major political donor to both Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump. These chimera structures of surfaces and moulded parts, in part produced by fabricators of Macau casino environments, reposition political and historical monuments as sets for a geopolitical reality veiled as spectacle. The mock-ups are preoccupied with the uncanniness of the site: a Macau spectacle borrowing the facade of Westminster to masquerade as a simulation of London, while its profits fund the construction of settlements in the West Bank.

Thanks to Alex Paveley and Alex Wenham