Private Banking on the Playa in 2011

Private Banking on the Playa in 2011

Postby dadara » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:07 pm

A lot has changed since I first posted here, so that's the reason for a new thread. At first my Dream was to build a swimming pool filled with money, an oasis which wouldn't quench your thirst and that will still happen, but for various reasons not this year but in 2012.

One of the main reasons is that the support project - the Exchanghibition Bank has grown into a very interesting separate project and definitely deserves to stand on its own at the same time paving the way for the pool to really make an impact in the future. I also feel it's becoming a very important project in times when governments pay lots of money to keep banks alive, but are cutting drastically in budgets for the arts to make people aware of the value(s) of Art and Money.

So the Exchanghibition Bank will be coming to the Playa and our bankers in their (overall)suits and ties will offer you the chance to become rich...... Of course we can't exchange real money, so we will gift you money in exchange for you signing a 'Spiritual-Karma-laundering' contract and are planning to pop-up at various locations on the Playa throughout the week.

(we did offer the opportunity to people to get rid off their Euros in the Main Hall of the Central Station in Amsterdam a little while ago though:
http://blog.artasmoney.com/exchanghibition-bank/photos-of-central-station-on-the-17th-of-april/

Of course we do unfortunately need real money to bring this from the Netherlands to you, so sincerely hope you'll keep exchanging your dollars into Millions or Nones and want to thank all who did so far at http://www.spendyourart.com !!

And on the 18th of June we will issue our new Banknote: the Infinite one :-)

All news concerning the new banknote and other stuff happening will be communicated in this thread from now on.


Yours Bankingly and Dreamingly

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Postby illy dilly » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:22 am

Those Bank Notes are very beautiful!

I'll be looking for you on Playa!
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Postby tetrisstage » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:53 am

woop this looks awesome. See you guys there
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Postby dadara » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:06 pm

After the initial disappointment of not getting funding from Burning Man I was in full gear again, the idea changed, Burning Man also supported it via their JRS newsletter and a few times via their Facebook page and though it's still a difficult journey all was going well so I submitted the project to Kickstarter for the next step in making this Dream become a Reality, but guess what:

Kickstarter Staff commented on your Kickstarter submission:

Hi Dadara


Thank you for taking the time to share your idea. Unfortunately, this isn't the right fit for Kickstarter. We receive many project proposals daily and review them all with great care and appreciation. We see a wide variety of inspiring ideas, and while we value each one's uniqueness and creativity, Kickstarter is not the right platform for all of them. We wish you the best of luck as you continue to pursue your endeavor.

Best,

Kickstarter


Has Kickstarter ever done this before???? Refuse a Burning Man project???? Because they think it doesn't 'fit'????

I am really sad and devastated and angry now so won't comment because I will say all the wrong things, which I might regret tomorrow, so I guess I will get drunk and try to get a good nights sleep with no nightmares and sweating.

If anyone from the community has any ideas or suggestions I would appreciate them very much :-)

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Postby illy dilly » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:35 pm

That is fucking bull shit!!!!!! :x

I have seen some really shitty projects on Kickstarter, and they get funded!

Here is my only thought,
Kickstarter is sorta for art and community works type stuff. They may have viewed your idea as more of an 'experiment' into currency value and perceived value.
-Though, I think even that is bull shit!

I'm really sorry that they sent you some sort of bullocks letter!
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Postby Nothing » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:02 pm

Hmmm...

I guess they're thinking it's a bit too edgy? Or maybe you're trying to game the system? I wonder if you can appeal?

Sorry to hear this but know that you still have A LOT of support even if the Kickstarter people don't get it.

Let me know what I can do to help

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Postby dadara » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:54 am

I will try to look at other options. The BM org have sent Kickstarter an email to say that they support this project and I might try to re-apply if I can find out what the problem is, but for now I do hope that people who like this project and want to support it and would in return like to own some of those banknotes to spend or frame or gift to friends or burn or ..........., will exchange their dollars and euros via http://www.spendyourart.com !

I will also look at Indiegogo. I think it's less effective but BM told me that they could embed the Indiegogo widget on their support page so it might be an option if Kickstarter won't work out.

But as said for now I at least still have the option of offering people the possibility to exchange some cash for our banknotes and can try to earn the money for the project by printing my own money, which of course is adding some interesting layers to the project :-) Looking positively towards the future instead of looking back!
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Postby Foxfur » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:03 am

I wanna talk to the fucking manager, rar rar...

I tried very hard to spend some of my real money on your hyperreal money but the tech seems bitchy. I put the E30 package (8 mil, 3 0's) in the cart and went to checkout. Twice. Poop!
Said I had nothing in mah cart.
Crapfuckdamnshit, I Want Yer Money!

Pretty, shiny, colors...

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:16 am

to raise money, perhaps you should sell something of value, like blowjobs.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

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Postby dadara » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:30 am

Foxfur wrote:I wanna talk to the fucking manager, rar rar...

I tried very hard to spend some of my real money on your hyperreal money but the tech seems bitchy. I put the E30 package (8 mil, 3 0's) in the cart and went to checkout. Twice. Poop!
Said I had nothing in mah cart.
Crapfuckdamnshit, I Want Yer Money!

Pretty, shiny, colors...

Ff


Hey Foxfur. I just sent you a PM. I don't know what the problem was with your order, but you can always use my paypal account to order it as well if somehow this doesn't work. PM me back if you have any more questions :-)

Simon of the Playa wrote:to raise money, perhaps you should sell something of value, like blowjobs.


yes, but are blowjobs Art? Then again, if I look at the artwork called 'Untitled' by Andrea Fraser, I guess it could work and definitely bring in more cash......http://blog.artasmoney.com/art-as-money/selling-your-art-prostituting-yourself/
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:33 am

Artstitution(tm).
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:06 am

Anyone else remember Janet Planet?
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Postby Foxfur » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:44 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Anyone else remember Janet Planet?

Like interplanet janet? On schoolhouse rock?
Oh hell yes.
In my 4th decade of survival and still the songs echo in my head. Ahhh, good times.
You DO know where to get your adverbs, right? :lol:

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:07 pm

Foxfur wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Anyone else remember Janet Planet?

Like interplanet janet? On schoolhouse rock?
Oh hell yes.
In my 4th decade of survival and still the songs echo in my head. Ahhh, good times.
You DO know where to get your adverbs, right? :lol:

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Whoops, it was interplanet janet. Over on tribe.net, but I know where she got her name.
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Postby dadara » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:44 pm

This coming Thursday the 16th of June at 6pm I will officially present the very first Infinite Banknote, number EB-1-0000001, to Larry Harvey in the Magna Plaza Shopping Center in Amsterdam.

While a shopping center might, at first glance, seem a strange place to celebrate non-monetary forms of exchange, for the month of June a collective of artists, brought together by the Eddie the Eagle Museum, have taken over several empty stores in Magna Plaza to create the Eddie the Eagle Shopping Centre. This exciting post-modern shopping experience will allow you to exchange experiences, rather than money.

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Postby Minxy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:29 pm

Larry's going to Amsterdam?!?!?! :shock:

Congrats, dadera. :)
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Postby dadara » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:58 pm

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Postby Minxy » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:12 pm

So cool!!!!! He's rich!!!!! That is great. :) :)
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Postby dadara » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:21 pm

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More pictures of the official presentation of the very first Infinite banknote, with number EB-I-0000001, to Larry Harvey can be found here:
http://blog.artasmoney.com/exchanghibition-bank/photos-of-last-evening-with-larry-harvey-in-magna-plaza/

It was a really cool event and bringing Burning Man to a shopping center might actually be just as surreal as bringing Banking to the Playa

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Postby illy dilly » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:15 pm

Thats so cool!
You're suites are freaking awesome!
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Yay! I'm looking forward to seeing those infinite banknotes! More than that, I'm looking forward to seeing you and yours. It's been too long. :D
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Postby reonion » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:34 am

One million at reOnion
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Postby dirtstu » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:17 am

NOTICE:
CFO (Cheap Financial Officer) Harry Nutz of Spank of America http://www.stuver.com/spankofamerica at a 2 am last call bored meeting made the executive order that Spank of America will be gifting these fine bank notes at its world headquarters on the playa in 2011.

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Postby dadara » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:25 am

dirtstu wrote:NOTICE:
CFO (Cheap Financial Officer) Harry Nutz of Spank of America http://www.stuver.com/spankofamerica at a 2 am last call bored meeting made the executive order that Spank of America will be gifting these fine bank notes at its world headquarters on the playa in 2011.

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Negotiations are going on as we speak between the Spank of America and the Exchanghibition Bank. We hope you understand that no details will be released about those negotiations and will remain totally non-transparent.
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Postby dirtstu » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:30 pm

dadara wrote:
dirtstu wrote:NOTICE:
CFO (Cheap Financial Officer) Harry Nutz of Spank of America http://www.stuver.com/spankofamerica at a 2 am last call bored meeting made the executive order that Spank of America will be gifting these fine bank notes at its world headquarters on the playa in 2011.

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Negotiations are going on as we speak between the Spank of America and the Exchanghibition Bank. We hope you understand that no details will be released about those negotiations and will remain totally non-transparent.

This is America...the only thing that we wish to keep transparent is the past non-transparent issues...current negotiations will remain non-transparent until our monetary mismanagements must be dealt with and we are subpoena by congress to explain the mess we are in.
Until such time we at Spank of America will except government bail outs, handouts, cop outs, hold outs and whatever outs we can get at all times remaining silent and non-transparent in our ongoing activities with Exchanghibition Bank and other financial institutions. Our goal is to remain a commerce/monetary free zone void of all the default world pitfalls.
Rest assured the citizens of Black Rock City and the world will benefit from our non- transparent negotiations and will never know of the corrupt, mischievous underground dealing that are taking place....all in the name of great ART!
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Postby dadara » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:06 am

A friend of mine wrote and performed a poem about money and the infinite banknote after the presentation. The poem is now also featured on the Art as Money blog: http://blog.artasmoney.com/art-as-money/money-money-money/

And for those of you who'd like to get rid of their money which is being used to buy weapons, pay giant bonuses to bankers and makes little kids work in sweatshops, and would like to exchange it for money which only supports art, here is your chance to do it. Even when you live across the Ocean from the Netherlands!

http://www.spendyourart.com

That way you can spiritually launder your Karma and help our project at the same time!

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Indiegogo

Postby Temple-of-Transition » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:23 pm

The Temple of Transition is using Indiegogo for its current round of fundraising. We're doing okay, but we do need funding for more lumber and nails. The cool thing is that there is no real waiting to access the funds. You don't have to wait until the end of the fundraiser to get the money nor do you have to risk not being funded at all like those other Starter guys.

Could be a solid option for you to check out.

Here's our page as a reference: [http://www.indiegogo.com/Temple-of-Transition]

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Postby dadara » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:00 pm

Obviously no real money will change hands on the Playa, so we are now working on a 'Spiritual-Karma-Laundering' contract, which Exchanghibition Bank customers will have to sign in order to receive our banknotes.
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Re: Private Banking on the Playa in 2011

Postby Nothing » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:14 pm

Hey Dadara, how's the fundraising going? Are you going to use Kickstarter or Indiegogo?
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Re: Private Banking on the Playa in 2011

Postby dadara » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:08 am

It looks like we'll be using Indiegogo. Kickstarter is just too much of a hassle being a foreigner. It's a little bit unfortunate, because it seems Kickstarter can really give projects a big push in the last week of a fundraising campaign, but at least with Indiegogo you don't have to wait till the end of the fundraiser and you get it for sure and I hope the Burning Man community will understand why we have to use it instead of Kickstarter. More news very soon!!

Of course those who wish to already now support the project can continue to exchange their dollars, which are being used to buy weapons, make rich bankers even richer and make little kids work in sweatshops, for our banknotes, which only support art at http://www.spendyourart.com

thanx for all your support!!!
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