Artistic Interventions in Finance
If money is a medium, it can be imagined in different ways. If money is a medium, it can be used to different ends. Over the last seven years we have seen the rise of finance art: shrewd, bold, well-versed, trickster-like tools, installations and objects actively engaging with high finance and banking systems. In depth-research, provocation and visualization are some of the tactics used to critique, visualize and materialize the virtual political economy of banking and finance. Ranging from a guidebook on how to extort money from banks, to a stock-trading algorithm running on emotions, an installation that visualizes market philanthropy and a critical reflection on the success of crowdfunding platforms. The work of artists’ investigation into financial systems manifests into a variety of critical and multi-disciplinary projects.
How does money affect social processes and the way we relate to one another? Where is there room for intervention and autonomy? Is there such a thing as finance art? And what alternatives are imagined?
Speakers: Stephanie Rothenburg, Nuria Guell & Levi Orta, Silvio Lorusso, Scott Kildall, Raluca Croitoru, DullTech™
Moderator: Max Haiven