The substantive focus of the piece is the construction of legal indicators, such as those produced by the World Bank’s Doing Business project
I planned and filmed the model making in one day. My aim was to use the process to re-enter, and take forward, the world of concepts and relationships that I had generated when writing and presenting a draft paper on the topic about 9 months prior (at that time I used another, object-based, piece titled STANDARD, to illustrate my thinking on indicators).
This modelling experiment forced me to think carefully about the best order in which to tell/show my story/argument. The impact was that I reconfigured my approach to writing an article ‘The re-co-construction of legitimacy of/through the World Bank Doing Business project’ for a special issue of the International Journal of Law in Context edited by Mathias Siems and David Nelken. While writing the paper I was able to return to the video to remind myself of my overall vision. Stills from the video appear in the article.