2012 - the End of Money?

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2012 - the End of Money?

Postby dadara » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:57 pm

I first want to thank all of you who have given so much energy back to our 2011 project - the Exchanghibition Bank. We are very grateful for all the support we received for our fundraising efforts, which made it possible to bring all from the Netherlands and really happy with all the energy and feedback we got from our 'Customers' on the Playa, who all received a Zero banknote in return for signing a Spiritual Karma Laundering Contract. Thank you all. If you'd like to see some pictures, check this link: http://blog.artasmoney.com/exchanghibition-bank/banking-in-the-dust/

In a world where even Art seems to be measured by its financial value, the value of Money as we know it is becoming increasingly unclear. Our current form of Money, detached from any tangible asset and only backed by our trust, has seemingly taken on the role of an omnipresent Philosopher’s Stone, magically turning any quality of life into a measurable quantity of bigger or smaller heaps of cash, or rather digits on our computer screen.But not all values and qualities can be converted that easily into a pile of banknotes. After all, what we really value in life is ‘priceless’.

And with all that's happening in the world right now and our existing financial system crumbling it has been an extremely exciting period. Back in Amsterdam we have continued to Exchange the World, and have done so in places as diverse as the Central Station, Occupy, and the Rijksmuseum. And now we are working on the next level of the project and hope to bring that as well to the Playa from Amsterdam.

Our idea is to introduce a mouth-watering oasis in the desert, which won't quench your thirst - the Pool of Plenty. A swimming pool filled with money. We are still tweaking the idea and it will probably keep changing and improving throughout 2012. First step towards the next level will be our new banknote - the 2012 one, which has an expiration date of 21-12-2012, after which it won't have any financial value anymore (but of course will still be art). Just as with the Exchanghibition Bank we want to use this banknote as well to finance our new Dream, but also want our 2012 banknote to have more than just a financial value.

So it can't be obtained by a financial transaction only - we need you to think about the way you’d like to Exchange the World (if you haven’t done so already), and describe that idea to us as well. Thus, your specific idea for change will become an inseparable part of your uniquely numbered banknote - this should stimulate and inspire you to turn those ideas and dreams into reality before the banknote’s expiration date of 21-12-2012. The banknote will be issued on the 20th of December (20-12). which is tomorrow :D

It can be (pre)ordered here; http://shop.artasmoney.com/en/14-2012.html

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If you'd like a specific number (for instance your birthyear) let us know, and if it's still there we'll reserve it for you :)

Yours Bankingly and Dreamingly

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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby Bob » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:56 pm

Gotta say, you were way ahead of Occupy. Keep guildering the lily.
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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby dadara » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:25 am

The banknotes have arrived from the printer and look really cool with the golden details :-)

And a nice selection of Ideas for Change has already arrived in my inbox. Thank you All!
We published a selection of them here: http://blog.artasmoney.com/exchanghibition-bank/2012-ideas-for-change/

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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby Marscrumbs » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:27 am

I support a plutonium standard to stop hoarding.
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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby feistypenguin » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:37 pm

Wow, those look amazing! Nice job!

If you are planning on making a swimming pool filled with notes on the playa, you may want to have some kind of system in place to prevent them from blowing away- or better yet, set up a mesh cage full of money that people can enter, and the winds of the playa can turn it into a money blowing machine!

Nothing symbolizes the worthlessness of fiat money better than a person scrambling around in a box, trying fervently to grab dollars that seem to slip through their fingers...

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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby dadara » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:14 pm

The 2012 banknote was featured on the Reality Sandwich blog today: http://www.realitysandwich.com/art_money_2012
And Daniel Pinchbeck will become on of our (20)12 Ambassadors/Inspirators :D

I also wanted to share some interesting recent posts on the Art as Money blog:
about Money being Evil: http://blog.artasmoney.com/art-as-money/the-thoughts-of-all-evil/
and about how Advertising, not Art, can challenge Capitalism: http://blog.artasmoney.com/art-as-money/advertising-not-art-can-challenge-capitalism/

I am very grateful for all the amazing content that has so far been submitted to the blog, but since we are greedy bankers, we are always 'greedy' to hear, feel, and read more insights about the value(s) of Art and Money!

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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby Sirjohnfoams » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:13 am

I really wonder how the 2012 bill can be connected to Fertility...
Does the end of money mean; the birth (or at least: conception) of something new, something better?
Is the Playa the place to cut your umbilical cord to monetary wealth? Or is that too much a rite of passage;-)
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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby Nothing » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:47 pm

Cool bill Dadara, do you think that's going to be the last one in the series or do you have more in line? Just curious...
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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby dadara » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:31 pm

Nothing wrote:Cool bill Dadara, do you think that's going to be the last one in the series or do you have more in line? Just curious...


Working on the 011000010111001001110100 banknote now :D

Hoping that by printing my own money I'll be able to finance the Pool of Plenty on the Playa - a swimming pool filled with money - a mouth-watering oasis that won't quench your thirst............

Of course non-monetary support is very welcome as well. I am still hoping to find support from within the U.S. so I could build and organize all over there without the hassle (and costs!) of Overseas Operations.
So if there's any community out there which would like to connect, please send me a PM.

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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby Danos » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:17 pm

'Any news yet on the follow up project to your bank for the Playa this year?
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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby dirtstu » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:58 pm

Dadara...any updates from you for 2012?
We need to see the end of money at Camp Spank of America this year. Your 2011 notes were a big hit with the burners that we gifted. Hopefully the end of money will be on the playa.
We had some folks from Japan stop by and they were given your notes....
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Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Postby dadara » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:17 am

Hey Harry!

Well hopefully we will at least see the end of money as we know it on the Playa this year........

Two interesting ideas for changing the concept of money already popped up via our first two (20)12 Ambassadors: Daniel Pinchbeck (Evolver, Reality Sandwich, 2012-Time for Change) and Ross Ashcroft (Renegade Economist, Four Horsemen) check :
http://blog.artasmoney.com/art-as-money/2012-ambassador-daniel-pinchbeck/
http://blog.artasmoney.com/art-as-money/2012-ambassador-ross-ashcroft/

As far as 2012 is concerned for the Playa: Very soon I will explain in a new thread our new project for the Playa, which will be the follow-up to the Exchanghibition Bank :D :D

Thanks so much for your support last year!

dirtstu wrote:Dadara...any updates from you for 2012?
We need to see the end of money at Camp Spank of America this year. Your 2011 notes were a big hit with the burners that we gifted. Hopefully the end of money will be on the playa.
We had some folks from Japan stop by and they were given your notes....
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