Wednesday, 29 July 2009



Proposal 2009

UNIT is a proposal to cast a pound coin in several hundred pounds worth of solid gold. The coin will be tarnished and introduced into economic circulation where its intrinsic value will be far greater than its symbolic value, the opposite of most art works. It will drift, unnoticed, into the highway of everyday economic transactions. The project will leave no tangible evidence of its creation apart from the empty presentation box. As this work involves introducing unofficial currency into Britain’s economy, it constitutes a kind of unprofitable treason.

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