APATHY FOR THE SETTING SUN
10 April - 8 May 2011
0.146 kilograms. 2009
2009 recounts my autobiographical journey
within the United States, mapping my social
interactions through a growing collection
of currency, predominately one-cent coins.
Essentially this growing pile and heavy pockets
of essentially valueless coins became the
physical weight of my daily exchanges. This
experience was uniquely American to me as
Australia discontinued the use of one and two
cent pieces in 1991.
The coins having little to no monetary value
seemed to represent the American class system,
as the middle and upper classes would have no
need to amass this worthless weight.
Only the poorer or working classes are
burdened to need to bear this weight as
penance for their social inadequacy... their