Five bill counters dropping two dollar bills on top of another, bills are collected at the bottom and roll up on a conveyor belt and feed back on to the top machine. This is possibly the most ineffective way of money laundering.
I had a chance to visit Cheon pyo Lee's studio in Bushwick, NY where he was busy building machines and sculptures for upcoming solo exhibition 'Medium is the Same' at Interstate Projects. Lee is creating absurdly complex and awkwardly functional devices with digital bill counters, custom made conveyor belts and various material. Purpose of the mechanisms are unclear, where as the elaborate process of construction seems to be the point. The machines are entertaining to observe, in their unpractical sculptural form as much as the messages charged within the material decisions. I look forward to seeing the exhibition, the largest show of his work up to date. The main attraction of the show will be kinetic sculptures of varying size and functionality. If you are curious about the narratives and research behind each inventions, his drawings on paper are not to be missed. To see his previous works, start on this page of his website. http://junkforms.com/index.php?/notes/memory-holder/
His studio, located near Morgan stop on the L line, was packed with work in progress and friends and assistants finishing new work for the exhibition. Opening reception will be September 8th, 6-9 pm at Interstate's new space 66 Knickerbocker Ave Brooklyn NY 11237 http://interstateprojects.com/index.php?/cheon-pyo-lee/