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a complete waste of time and money (image of art work)


a complete waste of time and money

2010

demonetised hyperinflation banknotes (ZWR $5,542,277,100,400,049), acrylic medium, on paper

67cm x 103cm


count denomination value (ZWR) Pick click for image…
47 100 trillion  $4,700,000,000,000,000 P91 banknote
11 50 trillion
 $550,000,000,000,000
P90 banknote
8 20 trillion $160,000,000,000,000 P89 banknote
13 10 trillion $130,000,000,000,000 P88 banknote
31 50 billion $1,550,000,000,000 P87 banknote
23 20 billion $460,000,000,000 P86 banknote
19 10 billion $190,000,000,000 P85 banknote
15 5 billion $75,000,000,000 P84 banknote
9 100 million $900,000,000 P80 banknote
23 50 million $1,150,000,000 P79 banknote
3 10 million $30,000,000 P78 banknote
13 1 million $13,000,000 P77 banknote
11 500 thousand $5,500,000 p76 banknote
5 100 thousand $500,000 P75 banknote
23 50 thousand $1,150,000 P74 banknote
11 20 thousand $220,000 P73 banknote
3 10 thousand $30,000 P72 banknote
49 one $49 P65 one dollar
317 $5,542,277,100,400,049    

bulletRead: Wikipedia's article on Banknotes of Zimbabwe


atvp flyer

Finalist, Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2010, September 2010

There's something strange yet familiar about a hyperinflation: that confidence that makes everything seem stable and secure is slowly abraded until what was valuable suddenly isn't and any attempt to prop it up only accelerates the inevitable Icarian demise. Only "going long the underlying" (as a trader might say), reinvesting in that which we thought was completely worthless by virtue of its intangibility can restore any true sense of value to what we build.

Rejected for the 2010 Wynne Prize!


bulletRead: passing mention in Stay in Touch, SMH September 1, 2011.


Detail…

detail from "complete waste of time and money"

detail from "complete waste of time and money"

detail from "complete waste of time and money"

detail from "complete waste of time and money"

detail from "complete waste of time and money"

detail from "complete waste of time and money"

detail from "complete waste of time and money"

detail from "complete waste of time and money"


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