Artist Exposes The Symbolic Nature Of Cash [Video]

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Hendrik Schneider stages a one-hour performance, the products of which explore the obsolescence of paper cash and the disconnect between this physical form and the value it represents.

Stephanie Pottinger
  • 5 april 2011

On March 31, German artist Hendrik Schneider staged a one-hour performance, the products of which are now in a London gallery show exploring the obsolescence of paper cash, and the disconnect between this physical form and the value it represents. After studying the London economy and the effect of inflation, Schneider conceived the project, in which he cut down bank notes to a size proportionate to their post-inflation value.

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