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Economics absurdly affects our decisions and lives at every moment. The news (online or printed) just affirms the ubiquitous oddities or logic streaming from the business world. The Financial Times (FT), with its so characteristic salmon taint, and a daily content focused on economic news, serves Anke Becker as a base for her riposte.
Anke’s interventions consist of the removal or the blackening of the surplus information. However, the initial text of the article is still legible. Economic news becomes "economic words". Under erasures (sous rature) Anke Becker alters business facts into stunning brief poetries, so the reality gets more bearable.
Anke Becker is an artist based in Berlin. There have been numerous undertakings between her and Manière Noire.