Give/Take, 2012

Give/Take is a site-specific installation that investigates the action of exchange, asking the viewer to consider what is valuable to them not only fiscally, but culturally and spiritually. Housed in an abandoned safe vault, the installation takes the impersonal actions of deposit and withdrawal and transforms them into a personal action/interaction. Participants were invited to take a sealed envelope that contained a piece of artwork and a quote in exchange for what they considered a fair trade. A surveillance camera similar to one found in banks recorded participants' actions and reactions to the event.

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