Medium: Credit cards Pages: unpaged Size: Box = 95 x 60 x 36mm Collation: 38 laminated credit cards Binding: In small cardboard box Inscription: Signed by the artist Edition: Open edition
Place publication: New York Publisher: www.occupyyourwallet.ws
Additional notes: Showing Zucotti Park, NYC, October 16, 2001 and five other sites.
38 laminated 'credit cards' with images on the front and descriptions on the back.
Housed in a small cardboard box.
Occupy your wallet is an ongoing project by a Delaware based artist [email@example.com], in which photographs of demonstrators, often including placard messages, are printed on valueless credit cards, which are given away free - sometimes to other Occupy protestors, sometimes to friends and acquaintances, and sometimes at exhibitions and open studio visits. The work - being free, and intended to be kept in an untraditional space for art (one’s wallet) explores parallels between the Occupy movement and alternative press traditions of subverting, appropriating and re-claiming centers of power - be they galleries or governments.
Check the blog for updates on current places the cards are being exhibited / given away.