Face Value

2016, Elke Reinhuber, VG-Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© Face Value, installed at SCM, Hong Kong ; 2016, Elke Reinhuber, VG-Bild-Kunst, Bonn
  • Face Value, ISEA 2016
    2000 × 1500
  • Face Value
    2563 × 1152
  • Face Value
    1618 × 1080
  • Face Value
    1618 × 1080
  • Face Value
    1200 × 869
Dead Presidents, deceased dictators, passed poets and reigning sovereigns – they watch us daily, as we swap goods for labor-power, as we sell commodities and buy resources, as we hawk dues and invest in securities, as we barter mining rights for dumps and pass printed paper for vouchers, tickets, coupons, slips and receipts, ever so lightly tickled by Adam Smith’s invisible fingers. My prints of the “ Face Value” series are enlargements of eyes from the 'heroes' on banknotes from various countries. The text and figures you find with an augmented reality app are quotes from specialists on finance and graphs of different situations, all connected to the person portrayed.
The first series consists of international notes such as Korea, Japan, UK, Singapore, USA and Vietnam, whereas the second series depicts only banknotes which were replaced by the common European currency Euro
  • genres
    • installations
      • augmented reality (AR)
  • subjects
    • Power and Politics
      • economy
    • Society and Culture
      • capitalism
  • technology
    • interfaces
      • interactive media
        • augmented reality interfaces
Technology & Material
Photographic prints, iPad
AR enhanced macro photography