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  1. Title: THE MIDAS TOUCH – Money talks
    2019
    Schiller Museum and Bauhaus Museum - Weimar, Germany.

    Part of the series THE MIDAS TOUCH

    Media installation - talk
    Size variable
    Materials 1-million euros (authentic banknotes - shredded and compressed into a briquette), distilled water, gold-coated brass, iron

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    A fake-gold-coated Roman scale was used as a yardstick to measure economic issues.
    The scale weighed water (essential element in life, although distilled and thus devoid of its essential properties within the installation) against 1-million euros (authentic banknotes, but shredded and compressed into a briquette).
    The symbolic appraisal between the weights resulted futile as both were bereft of their essential functions.
    Furthermore, the scale's structure has been modified in such a way that finding a balance between the two weights was never possible, rendering the appprisal pointless.

    Visitors to the installation were invited to attend a meeting about economic issues a month later, in the context of a public discussion at Bauhaus Museum Weimar, to share points of view and alternative proposals.
    The talk was given by Edoardo Tedde,  Vasili Macharadze and mediated by Dr. Boris Buden.

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  3. Photo by Conrad Behr