Opinion

Taking the Protest to the Money

If the desire of any artist is to communicate an idea to a public, then the drive to communicate to the largest public possible is a natural next step for many creatives.

The problem with this dilemma is that how do you do that? What is so common that it can be a platform for your work? One project, Occupy George (as in Washington), has found their solution, money.

As the Occupy George website explains:

Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the public of America’s daunting economic disparity one bill at a time. Because money knowledge is power.

This isn’t the first time money has been the medium of a project. The Where’s George bill-tracking project is an obvious precedent for this OWS-related endeavor.

h/t rebel:art

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