“Face Value” by Elke Reinhuber

  • ©2014-2015, Elke Reinhuber, Face Value
  • ©2014-2015, Elke Reinhuber, Face Value


    Face Value

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    Augmented Reality enhanced Giclée (OCÉ Crystal Point Print), print on Tyvek


    84 cm x 84 cm (33 in x 33 in)

Artist Statement:

    Dead Presidents, deceased dictators, passed poets and reigning sovereigns – they watch us daily, as we swap goods for labor-power, as we sell commodities and buy resources, as we hawk dues and invest in securities, as we barter mining rights for dumps and pass printed paper for vouchers, tickets, coupons, slips and receipts, ever so lightly tickled by Adam Smith’s invisible fingers. My prints of the Face Value series are enlargements of eyes from the ‘heroes’ on banknotes from various countries. The text and figures you find with an augmented reality app are quotes from specialists on finance and graphs of different situations, all connected to the person portrayed.

    The first series consists of international notes such as Korea, Japan, UK, Singapore, USA and Vietnam, whereas the second series depicts only banknotes which were replaced by the common European currency Euro. Both series are printed as small booklet.



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