|| Day After Debt | 2014 onwards ||
Day After Debt | A long-term counter-finance strategy initiated by Ahmet Ogut | In collaboration with Debt Collective/Strike Debt/Rolling Jubilee | commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University and Mari Spirito, Protocinema
| Specially commisioned new works by Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Dan Perjovschi, Martha Rosler, Superflex, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Ahmet Ogut | 2014 - onwards
Dan Perjovschi, Bag It!, 2014, photo courtesy Ahmet Ogut.
Martha Rosler, Coin Vortex for Student Debt, 2014. Courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Aaron Word.
Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Donation Tower ( shredded U.S. currency; former value $10,000), 2014. Courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Ahmet Ogut.
Ahmet Ogut, Anti-Debt Monolith, 2014. Courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Aaron Word.
Superflex, Academic Square Cap upside down, 2014. Courtesy the artist, photo courtesy Aaron Word.
Day After Debt: A Call for Student Loan Relief
Ogut's coin operated "Anti-Debt Monolith" is a steel minimal work referencing the fictional advanced artifacts of non-human origin built by an unseen extraterrestrial species that appear in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). The work responds to coin donations with an audio recording of the growth of student debt in the past 10 years. Other works in the exhibition include Haghighian's collection box composed of shredded U.S. currency and Perjovschi's "Bag It!," a transparent plastic bag accompanied by a humorous hierarchy of donation levels.
Superflex makes use of an upside down graduation cap as an "honor system" money collector, while Rosler's participation is comprised of text and graphics applied to a coin vortex wishing well. Wodiczko presents "Debtor Staff," a new version of his equipment for strangers and the estranged that is an evolution of its predecessor, the "Alien Staff" (1992). Taking advantage of new mini-projector technology, "Debtor Staff" facilitates the recording and display of the public's accounts of individual and collective debt.
donwload the agreement here:
This Agreement form has been drafted by Sergio Munoz Sarmiento, a New York-based Art Lawyer, in discussion with Ahmet Ogut, an artist and initiator of Day After Debt. This Agreement is expected to be used by any artist for the transfer and sale of a work of art that is specifically designed as a fundraising machine and sold to raise funds for Strike Debt to buy back Student Loans.
Strike Debt/Rolling Jubilee/Debt Collective