Cassie Thornton


Cassie Thornton is an artist who is sometimes referred to as the Feminist Economics Department (the FED), and who works in collusion with Strike Debt in Oakland, California. Her work investigates and reveals the impact of governmental and economic systems on public affect, behavior, and unconscious, with a focus on debt and security. Cassie's recent works offer regular people an alternate route to find 'financial success' by revealing the value of complex personal narratives instead of credit scores, dreams over data, and value divorced from nasty cheating money. These opportunities are extended to the privileged and the poor-- Cassie and the FED wish to invite all people to imagine debt as a physical obstacle that can be smashed like a piñata, to experience credit approval based on trustworthiness, and to witness the FED's myriad of installations, services, workshops and essays that demonstrate how living is not a financial instrument.



Oakland , CA

Related Projects

My Neighbor's Keeper: Who Is Responsible for My Safety?
View Calendar

19 My Neighbor's Keeper: Who...

21 Feminists Coming Together

28 Questions of Safety Answe...