Performative installation based on the distillation of capital
September 4-6, 2019
The New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research
Campo Santa Fosca, Palazzo Correr, Cannaregio 2214, Venice
On September 4 and 5, the public are invited to chew dollar-bills and spit the pulp into a glass container after rinsing their mouth with vodka.
On September 6, the resulting blend will be distilled and bottled in front of the audience. The performance is part of a series of events scheduled during the biennale at the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute in Venice.
Discapital (Distillation of Capital) is a component of the project “Canal Grande: Capital Pool and the Associated Public“ shown at the Romanian Pavilion in Giardini and the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice.
On this occasion the artist will review the accumulated capital (donated by the public) in the “Capital Pool” from Giardini and stored behind the bars in the “Capital Crypt” at the New Gallery, since the start of Biennale Arte 2019. Also, the artist will discuss with the public about strategies of using the Independent Art Found in philanthropic, charitable and other independent initiatives (please visit http://capitalpool.net/).
Dan Mihaltianu’s work exhibited at the Biennale Arte 2019 is functioning as a concrete social and economic process; it established an autonomous financial fund which is engaging the visitors by inviting them to contribute, self-organize and reflect on concepts such as exercising direct democracy, circulation and use of capital by participating in the final decisions about the destination of the accumulated found. Discapital is meant as an opportunity for the public to engage directly with the artist and his work.