Description: Hobby Lobby vs. The Allegory of Justice
Hobby Lobby vs. The Allegory of Justice (2016) 4’34’’, colour, sound
Set to the tone of feminist post-punk bands and composers, inhabitants draws on a recent US Supreme Court legal case that granted religious rights to a corporation called Hobby Lobby, allowing it to negate its federal obligation to provide contraceptive healthcare to its female employees. The case sets a jurisprudent record within the United States Common Law, which means that common law judges not only apply the law but also may expand the understanding of it in future cases. As such, the consequences of the Hobby Lobby ruling, which opens the way for corporations to practice a faith, may stretch well beyond this specific, alarming denial of women’s embodied autonomy and rights.