Invited to participate in an exhibition where each artwork must be comprised of at least 1,000 component parts that are extracted by viewers throughout the exhibition, I formalized a previous project that used marked currency. Attempting to control the pace of consumption and engage directly, an interview extracts information from the viewer by way of a questionnaire and yields one marked dollar for the participant. The caveat is an agreement that the bill must circulate beyond the participant - by donation, exchange, expenditure - and that viewers communicate back regarding their transactions. The questionnaire initially queries traditional data mining information, begins to twist slightly, and finally addresses spending practices, art interests, and personal trust.
Photo by Gebhard Vogus, 2011