Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy NY
Twelve quarters, steel box cutter blades, solder, and rivets
90 cm x 40.5 cm x 40.5cm
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin
The work of the collective Claire Fontaine asserts a radical awareness of and engagement with political realities. CHANGE consists of 12 quarters that have been
modified to contain concealed razor blades, an image that at once stands as a metaphor for the hidden dangers held within financial markets and which taps into deep
anxieties about homeland security that permeate our culture post 9/11. Standing at the crossroads of political and economic signification, CHANGE illustrates the
interdependency between these two spheres, as recent history has taught us that instability in one causes deep ripples within the other.