Ignorance is bliss is a series of thermochromic screen prints about austerity and arms trade in the UK.

The series include screen prints of text and visual imagery, latter inspired by Atelier Populaire as well as Soviet propaganda posters. These designs have been hidden behind a layer of thermochromic ink which becomes transparent when applied with heat. Ignorance is bliss works as an interactive installation where the viewers themselves can decide whether to stay ignorant or reveal the ugly realities of austerity and arms trade by heating the thermochromic layer with a handheld heater. The series was made as part of wider research into political art – its working mechanisms and socio-political impact continue solely as one of my research interests.

Series of thermochromic screen prints
42 x 29.7 cm each