Series of installations, performances, multiples 2016
„Detoxify“ is a series of works started in 2016 and still in progress. The projects combine Euro coins with everyday objects into scenic presentations of different character: objects, installations and performances all centre on this choice of materials. The Euro coins used are of 10-, 20- and 50-cent value. They consist of a copper and zinc alloy with antiseptic and antiallergenic properties, known as Nordic Gold in professional numismatic terms. The coins are rendered worthless as a means of monetary exchange by their inclusion into the artistic context. Their transformation into art material, however, invests them with a new aesthetic and a new appreciation. Coins and objects are arranged in different installations, combined with photographs of the performance in question. The photos illustrate how the objects have been used in their individual installation, thus turning into operating instructions. A focus on the current financial and economic policies within the EU forms the thematic subtext for the series “detoxify”.
Concept, objects, performances: Constanze Unger, Photographs: Manfred Heilemann, Constanze Unger