philosprops are objects (including booklets, posters, garments, sounds, and videos) that are intended to spark a dialog around a particular concept.
the "homeopathic remedies for the 5 ills of society" are based on the notion that "like cures like" (similia similibus curentur).
shortly after 9/11/2001 i found a bullet on the ground and began wondering if i could create a remedy for violence by making a bullet tincture...
the recipes for the other remedies came to me shortly thereafter:
VIOLENCE: dilution made from bullet soaked in distilled water.
CONSUMERISM: diluted drop of bottled water from wal-mart.
DETACHMENT: miniscule dose of superglue.
ALIENATION: empty. according to homeopathy, the most dilute remedies are the most powerful.
GREED: dilution made from coins soaked in distilled water.