not sure how many of you know of Dutch artist Dadara, but he's currently working on a cool project called Exchangebition Bank, literally "making the money", and trying to turn Art into Money... here are how his 0 bill looks like:
On the evening of the 5th November the Exchanghibition Bank will hold office in the Rijksmuseum during the Museumnacht 2011. And in the afternoon we will set up our exchange booth at the Beursplein at Occupy Amsterdam.
by doing this, Exchanghibition Bank will probbably be the only bank in the world which will make an appearance at Occupy...
I checked out Exhangebition Bank's boot @ Occupy Amsterdam, and had a quick chat with the coolest banker in the world.. this was the 1st time their exchange rate wasn't fixed, so you could basically exchange any real money, for any art money (they only had zero notes)... he also told me a bit more about alternative currencies, and about new 2012 note that's gonna be introduced next year.. the note will have an expiration date @ 12.12.12, so it wont be worth anything as currency after that date (end of the world), but it still be worth something as art.. just lovely!
Dadara recently opened Transformoney 2.0 show @ Famous, Amsterdam, where new bank notes 2.0 and 011000010111001001110100 were introduced.. there were original paintings of all the notes on the display, which were delivered to the gallery in an armored car.. also, thre was a small scale model of the Transformoney Tree he is planning on building @ The Burning Man festival, on which people could stick their notes..
here are some photos from the opening (via Facebook, (C)2012 Vuur Fotografie):
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Dutch artist Dadara is currently running a campaign @ Indiegogo, raising funds to realize his 6th installation @ this year's Burning Man festival called "Like 4 Real".. Please take a moment to read about it, and maybe even contribute to the cause..