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CATEGORY

Video Art

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YEAR

2018

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PRICE

Not for sale

ABOUT THE WORK

“Foundation and Empire” suspends $1,000 in a block of ice and records a time lapse of it melting. The cotton and linen paper of the currency traps heat more efficiently than the surrounding ice or air, causing the money to have a direct, observable impact on its frozen surroundings, just as the impacts of climate change are most notable in the arctic. The more that the cash becomes exposed and warms, the more it warps the ice, until the entire structure becomes unstable and collapses.