Artist and writer Carla Zaccagnini writes a series of textual and visual essays to be developed in chapters as part of our publishing program. Her research focuses on the strategies and tactics necessary to keep and transport cash at a time when money was still an object to be kept safe, secret and under wraps. Using personal memories and appropriated stories, the artist will investigate the relationship to money (primarily American dollars) in Latin American countries, at a time of high inflation, political incertitude, and social insecurity. Between the lines lies this pressing question: What do we lose in economic deals, social relations, and the right to secret movements, when cash is banned from society, and all transactions are made through bank accounts and credit cards?
This series of texts will have a final chapter in the form of a book and an exhibition in 2022.