300 single dollar bills, dissolved and reconstituted into a single unit.
Liquid Assets and 300 Dollar Bill detail an individual artist’s struggle with the intrinsically paradoxical nature of currency. Forcing himself to spend as much time as possible with the materiality of the currency through traditional papermaking techniques, he processes the increasingly abstract ubiquity of currency in his life. In taking on this project, he hopes to come to grips with the significance of the materiality that has historically been inherent within the concept of currency, but is now growing increasingly unmoored. The final piece is a study on the materiality of currency, divested of its numismatic value.
The viewer is invited to accompany the artist on the journey of liquidation and reconstitution, and reflect on the importance that the materiality of currency has for their own self.
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