Castle, 2011Installation1500 euro coins, scale table, chairs, instruction board, detector gates
Castle was commissioned for KAAP, an exhibition for children taking place in a fort outside Utrecht. The audience (children and the adults bringing them to the show) were invited to build a castle from the one-euro coins on the table. Instructions for building different structures were on the wall. The table was also a sensitive scale able to detect removal of even one coin. At the entrance to the room there were detector gates, which appeared to be protecting the money from being stolen, but were not actually running. The installation functioned as a site for social control, speculations on value, and questions surrounding education.
Thank you: Siri Baggerman, Rijksakademie van Beeldende KunstenSupported by Fonds BKVB/The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture