The project WORDCOIN was first created in the exhibition space of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. ‘The Bank for Argumentation’ was divided in three disctinct parts: a promotional area with videos; a lounge area with inflatable couches and free water; and an office area with furniture from the Kulturreferat, which served as display for banknotes, coins, credit cards and contracts of WORDCOIN. The performance began with Nina Simone’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” and was followed by a presentation of the bank’s concept with its odd currency, reflecting on the value, circulation and commodification of words and speech.
The project WORDCOIN was presented at CASA-ANIMAL (by Musa Paradisiaca) in Lisbon as part of the program of BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts. The video-performance was screened at the ‘Transmission Video Art Festival’ in Kassel (part of the program of Documenta 14) and at FUSO – Anual de Vídeo Arte Internacional de Lisboa, at MAAT Lisbon. It was also shown in the exhibition ‘Geltung [validity]: perception of a natural right’ at GENERATORprojects as part of the NEoN Festival program in Dundee, Scotland. WORDCOIN was distinguished with the ‘Social Art Award’ by The Institute For Art And Innovation, Berlin.