The Money Shot: burning, falling, vanishing
'The Money Shot' explores the way that as money and financial instruments have become increasingly abstract and dematerialised, contemporary artists have investigated the visceral, affective and thoroughly material aspects of money in all its modern guises and disguises. This chapter concentrates on the tropes of burning and falling; the staging of disappearances and appearances; and the promises and implied lies of contracts. It tells the unbelievable story of the art collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland, a parable for the way that the value of artworks and financial instruments can literally disappear overnight, leaving only a few ghostly traces of what had formerly seemed so real.
Show Me The Money, the image of finance 1700 to the present (2014-16) was an AHRC/Arts Council England funded project led by PI Dr Peter Knight (University of Manchester) comprising four exhibitions and this book published by Manchester University Press. Other departments include: The School of Arts & Cultures at The University of Manchester, the School of English at University of Edinburgh and the School of English at Southampton University.
Citation : Streffen, I. (2014) The Money Shot: burning, falling, vanishing. In: Crossthwaite, P., Knight, P., Marsh, N. eds. Show Me The Money, The Image of Finance 1700 to the present. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 104-125
ISBN : 9780719096259
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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