ReAwakening of a City

The Neo-Futurist Collective

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Re-Mix: FREE MONEY FOR APPLE PIE! COME INSIDE




Inspired by Wall Street and the crushing world market; the idea of power held by few and the abstract nature of monetary transactions in the stock market. What is the tangibility of shares? stocks? What if we had a pie instead and trade with that?
Free Money for Apple Pie created a street 'tea party' inside the gallery. We gave away lots of 'new' dollars (*) to visitors who used them to buy apple pie and tea. Their share was measured on a pie chart on the wall. Any one person could have as much money as they liked to buy as much or as little apple pie as they liked - even taking the whole pie as their share... Interestingly, no-one did.
(*) Special Neo-Futurist edition