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Dollar Collapse?

The crisis of the Covid pandemic has drastically impacted the global economy.  With the rise of unemployment and fiscal inflation, many people’s relationship with money is inevitably bound to change.  This work explores the looming concerns about currency creation linked to the Covid pandemic and the potential impact on people’s livelihoods and lifestyles.  In this work, I reflect on a wide range of emotions tied to money ranging from despair, uncertainty, desperation, urgency, volatility, anxiety, prosperity to greed. My performance will explore transactions, movement, and actions around money (printing), and will involve stepping on fake hundred dollar bills (destruction) and following the money trail (where does the money come from?).  While improvising on the cello, I will step on the sensors attached to the dollars.  This action will trigger varying sonic responses via pre-recorded files, thereby creating an interactive sonic environment.