Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:30 pm

Did you enjoy the journey and the burn of the Fools Ark at Burning Man 2002 ?
Did you interact with the Grey Men at Burning Man 2003 and maybe even burned one yourself ?
Did you get harassed by our officers of the Department of Dreamland Security at Checkpoint Dreamyourtopia in 2008? But still managed to secure your Dreampassport stamped with the right visa to dream?

If you want to see me return with a project from Amsterdam to Burning Man in 2011 now is your chance to help make it happen. Just as with immigration procedures in 2008 this time we are going to bring something from the Default World to the Playa again. Only this time it's money!

Money at Burning Man?????? But is it really Money? Or are the banknotes with denomination Zero, One Million, and Infinite Art? The Playa presents an excellent ground to begin rethinking values. During that moneyless week in the desert the Exchanghibition Bank and its bankers will confront the participants and turn every transaction into an interaction, questioning the values of Art and Money, with a hopefully lasting impact in the Default World as well. Are you willing to sign our 'Spiritual-Karma-Laundering-Contract' in order to get rich?!

Unfortunately we do need real money to make it happen. As you can imagine printing the banknotes and printing the fabric and making the suits was pretty expensive, but also getting the exchange booth to Nevada from Amsterdam will cost money, so Yesterday we went live with our Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign : http://www.indiegogo.com/Exchanghibition-Bank-at-Burning-Man

The very first Infinite Banknote was officially presented to Larry Harvey mid-June in the Magna Plaza Shopping Center in Amsterdam (more pics: http://blog.artasmoney.com/?p=240173 ), but now everybody will get the chance to own an Infinite Amount of Money........

And no worries that any money left will end up in greedy bankers' pockets. Next step after the Exchanghibition Bank will be to start working on filling a swimming pool with money - the Pool of Plenty. But that's another story...............

Please help by either spreading the word or by donating and as a reward getting the chance to turn yourself into a 'Millionaire' or even a 'Banker ! :D

Yours Bankingly, Dreamingly, Paintingly and Burningly

Dadara

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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:56 pm

By the way; for those wondering why I used Indiegogo and not Kickstarter (because Kickstarter seems far more popular with the Burning crowd and seems to be more efficient) - I did that because as a foreigner I can't use Kickstarter. Just wanted to let you know because people are asking me questions about it :)
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Nothing » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:56 pm

Just got my Indiegogo on!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:48 am

Thanx so far for all your support! 967 dollars donated after the first week makes us happy and much more important: this is already a step in the right direction of shipping the bank to the United States.

Please remember that this is Indiegogo and we can use the money already once it's donated to pay for all the transport costs, so if you like the project and want to help, than please do so now ;-)

Also if you want to find out more about the project. here's an item on German TV that was broadcast this week. it starts after a minute and half and most of it is in English with subtitles.
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1376130/Bauerfeind-vom-3.7.2011#

Now let's just hope that being busy with money all the time won't corrupt us..............
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Sirjohnfoams » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:39 am

Looking forward to your project this year man!
Just made my donation...

Hey all, if you're not able to donate, how about sharing the project on facebook?!

http://www.indiegogo.com/Exchanghibition-Bank


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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:19 am

This article might be a good read to understand more about the whole project and the relationship with money and Burning Man:
http://nonewenemies.net/2011/07/13/exchanghibition-bank-at-burning-man/

a small quote from the article: 'you have to understand that exchanging anything for money at Burning Man Festival is as taboo as having protected sex with your gay partner at the front gate of the Vatican.' LOL

1077 bucks so far on Indiegogo. Thanx to all who have supported!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Nothing » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:23 am

Great article!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:15 am

Apart from making money via Indiegogo, of course we also keep, well.........Making Money :wink:

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1927 bucks so far on Indiegogo; thanks to all who have contributed!
This week we're sending out the first batch of goodies/perks,
so we can start making our funders Millionaires! YAY!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:45 am

We just made a video for the fundraising page. Please check it out: One and half minutes to trigger you to find out what's behind all the Art and Money.......

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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Danos » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:09 am

Cool video. I was still wondering if you prefer if people order the Exchanghibition Banknotes or donate to your Indiegogo page?

greetz
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:26 pm

Danos wrote:Cool video. I was still wondering if you prefer if people order the Exchanghibition Banknotes or donate to your Indiegogo page?

greetz
Danos


We really appreciate both people who exchange their money at the http://www.spendyourart.com site as well as those who donate on the Indiegogo page.
We really would love to concentrate on the creative part instead of the money, so do hope that enough people will donate, but as they say, the Universe always provides.
Sometimes in mysterious ways though.........

At the moment I am working on the 'Spiritual Karma Laundering Contract' which people will have to fill out to obtain a banknote.
I am busy painting the back of the contract: the Art of Turning Contracts into Art ! :D :D :D :D
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Major Mallet » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:24 am

Love the look of those bills. Really do. I just kicked in a little bit more to your campaign on indiegogo. I wish you the best of luck with this project!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:15 am

Thanks everyone - 40% of our monetary goal so far. I hope everybody understands that I have already put a lot of money in for printing the bills, making the suits etc and now will have to pay the shipping company as well.
And somehow I don't feel the bank should become so real that we'll go bankrupt, just as banks in real life.......

Also I wanted to show you one example of how you can have fun with your Millions, you'll acquire when you donate:
http://blog.artasmoney.com/art-as-money/burning-man-ticket-for-a-million/
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:50 pm

Another way to use your Millions:

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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:55 pm

YAY! We reached 50% of our goal :-)

Still a long way to go ( both in financial AND physical distance ) but we are getting there.
And NO, we are not just counting Money. We are working hard to finalize our Spiritual Karma Laundering Contract for you all as well............

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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:50 pm

I love the idea of being able to launder my karma, I'm sure it needs a good scrubbing! It's so close to crunch time! You need to get the rest of the funding before you have to leave Amsterdam to get to the playa.

Off to make a donation! I hope others will help too. http://www.indiegogo.com/Exchanghibitio ... urning-Man
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Sirjohnfoams » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:47 am

Hey can i 'join' the bank at BM? Or become a client?
Do you have accounts and such? Ans a savings plan? Let me know would love to contribute.
Oh yeah: do you have a camp and where will it be?

Thanx,

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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:14 pm

Sirjohnfoams wrote:Hey can i 'join' the bank at BM? Or become a client?
Do you have accounts and such? Ans a savings plan? Let me know would love to contribute.
Oh yeah: do you have a camp and where will it be?

Thanx,

John


Reading the Spiritual Karma Laundering Contract posted above ( or on http://blog.artasmoney.com/?p=311863 ) is a first step in becoming associated in the Bank and being prepared for us
if you intend to leave Burning Man with some extra cash in your pocket.....

Where will we be? We'll pop-up somewhere else everyday. Use your financial instincts to find us!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:22 pm

Article today on Eplaya about the Exchanghibition Bank , but also featuring lots of pics from older projects:
http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/08/artist-of-week-dadara-legendary-artist.html
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Nothing » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:06 pm

Glad to see you're making headway on the fundraising!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:50 am

Nothing wrote:Glad to see you're making headway on the fundraising!


We're making headway on the fundraising AND on the mileage! The bank's credit rating was approved by U.S. customs, so the bank has now arrived at NIMBY in Oakland. Only approx 320 miles to go.......

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Bad news of course if that the shipping company would not accept our Millions, so we hope we can still make some more 'real' money on http://www.indiegogo.com/Exchanghibition-Bank-at-Burning-Man
2138 dollars to go..........
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:58 pm

1602 dollars to go. As true accountants we calculated that we are at 72.3% AND as research on fundraising shows: 'The projects lure a community. Most original funders are creators’ friends, family “and people who care about it. Strangers generally only begin donating after a project has at least 70 percent of its fundraising and a goal seems within reach.'

YAY! It's time to get some friendly strangers on board!!!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Nothing » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:46 pm

So the bank made it but how is customs going to feel about your bundles of "art money"????
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:12 am

Nothing wrote:So the bank made it but how is customs going to feel about your bundles of "art money"????


Our money and suits and ties and contracts have all arrived safely in San Francisco! One more step towards the Playa. And the fundraising page has almost reached 80% with 9 more days to go!

Can't wait to introduce banking in Black Rock City!
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby Raymaker » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:32 am

I work for artists who made two types of art using 10,000 in US$ and also in GB£. In the UK the bills were glued, cut, stapled, wired etc to form the art, and if ever these bills or parts thereof (must include the serial code) were taken to a Bank of England they would be exchanged for new notes. No such luck in the US, a method of fixing the $ bills in place had to be devised so no damage was done at all, bull clips and wiring was all that could be used, otherwise US customs said they would impound the art for being illegal.
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Re: Exchange the world! (Exchanghibition on Indiegogo)

Postby dadara » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:34 pm

Raymaker wrote:I work for artists who made two types of art using 10,000 in US$ and also in GB£. In the UK the bills were glued, cut, stapled, wired etc to form the art, and if ever these bills or parts thereof (must include the serial code) were taken to a Bank of England they would be exchanged for new notes. No such luck in the US, a method of fixing the $ bills in place had to be devised so no damage was done at all, bull clips and wiring was all that could be used, otherwise US customs said they would impound the art for being illegal.


I know that defacing money is considered illegal in a lot of countries, but the question of course remains is if making art out of money really counts as defacing or should be more seen as embellishing.........

We are over the 80% mark now on our fundraising page, with 9 days to go. Can't wait to get obsessed with art again instead of money :D
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