Title: THE MIDAS TOUCH – Money talks
Schiller Museum and Bauhaus Museum - Weimar, Germany.
Part of the series THE MIDAS TOUCH
Media installation - talk
Materials gold-coated brass, iron, pure distilled water, authentic 1-million shredded euros
A gold-coated Roman balance was used as a yardstick to measure economic issues. It weighed water (basic source of sustenance) against a briquette of 1-million shredded authentic euros bills, intended as either social or functional objects. The structure of the balance has been modified in such a way that it was never possible to find an equilibrium between the two weights, rendering the continuous refilling of the bowl fruitless any time water was evaporating during the 3-month exhibition.
At the same time, the public was invited to attend a talk on April 16 to think about these issues in the context of a public discussion at Bauhaus Museum Weimar.
THE MIDAS TOUCH_Money talks - Installation at Schiller Museum - 03 April - 02 June 2019, Weimar, Germany
Photo by Carlos Santos
Public talk at Bauhaus Museum Weimar, Germany - 16 April 2019
Photo by Conrad Behr