black money

young student joris van megen visited the studio last week and one of the projects he showed me was his ‘zwart geld’ or rather ‘black money’ the dutch term for black market money, a series of banknotes made with black copy toner on black paper

the dutch term for laundering illegal money is ‘witwassen’ or rather ‘whitewashing’, joris experimented with different techniques before coming up with bleach as a means of transforming the notes to ‘visible’ money, the bleach appears to affect the dyes used in the paper without affecting the black toner, creating this literal ‘reveal effect’, very nice…

he left a copy behind, which gives me a dilemma: do i tell the taxman or not?

m / 24-10-2011 15:03 - tags: , ,  

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