07.10.16 by Staff

“Power-Line” by Artist Agustina Woodgate

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$8.05, Installation view, 2016

 

Argentinian artist Agustina Woodgate’s “Power-Line” exhibition explores the politics of time through two installations: $8.05 and National Times.

The first involves a critique of the contemporary equation of time and money, illustrated through a series of suspended hourglasses filled with ink dust extracted from U.S. banknotes (amounting to Florida’s current minimum wage of $8.05).

The idea of who gets to control how that precious time is spent is furthered in National Times, a piece comprised of a group of 40 synchronized “slave clocks,” (the kind you’re likely to associate with your elementary school days) all interconnected and leading to one solitary “master clock.” Not only does the digital “master” dictate the time of all the others, the minute hands of the slave clocks are designed to gradually scrape away their own clock-face as time progresses.

See more images below or on display at Spinello Projects in Miami until November 8th. All images courtesy of Spinello Projects and the artist. Photographs by Jesus Petroccini.

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27.07.15 by Kimi Hamada

99 Balloons, 1 Brick of Gold, 7000 Thumbtacks

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Peruvian artist Iván Sikic addresses the growing income gap through an installation involving 99 balloons, one gilded brick, and 7000 thumbtacks. While events like Occupy Wallstreet brought the fact that 1% of the population controls the majority of the world’s wealth into the mainstream, Sikic aims to keep that conversation going. “It’s My Party and I Do What I Want To” is cheeky but it’s the kind of poking fun that draws attention to the sheer ridiculousness of that reality and what it means for the rest of the 99%. More images below.

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01.09.11 by Jeff

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Various works using folded dollar bills, by Dan Tague.

Folded dollar bills artworks by artist Dan Tague
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05.05.08 by Jeff

TRON & Donnie Darko $

Flickr user What to do? has started a great little photostream; defaced currency.

I was just talking about TRON yesterday! Wilfrid Laurier never looked so good.

Did anyone actually see Richard Kelly’s follow up, Southland Tales? Was it as bad as it looked? I saw it in a bargain bin and thought about blind buying it but then I decided to throw my money off a bridge instead.