Caroline Ellis

Caroline Ellis is a photographic artist and researcher based in London. She has a BSc in Anthropology from UCL and she graduated from University of Westminster with a BA in Photography in 2010. She is currently completing an AHRC-funded MA in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths.

www.cariellis.co.uk

 

Vote Obama for King, 2010

A photographic manifesto for constitutional reform, which takes a multi-faceted approach to democracy, governance and monarchy in the UK. The UK is widely understood to be a leading exemplar of advanced democracy. In reality, governance is achieved through unwritten, complex and inaccessible constitutional structures shored up by wholly undemocratic hierarchies of power and privilege. Vote Obama for King represents significant people, events and landscapes connected to past reform, and considers the effect of current undemocratic constitutional structures on daily life. It also gives voice to aspirations of people imagining themselves elected as Head of State and seeks to engage interest in fundamental constitutional reform in the UK.