“We will never see an end of ructions, we will never have a sane and steady administration until we gain an absolutely clear conception of money. I mean an absolutely not an approximately clear conception.”

EZRA POUND, WHAT IS MONEY FOR?, 1935

What is money for? is a poetical audiovisual research about people’s relationship with money from an emotional and psychological perspective. The subjective perceptions about it, the power dynamics where people get involved and the sensations it generates. 

The statement of this project is that in the current economic, social and political context, the conception of money is far from clear. Everything is organized around money, but there is not a clear perception of what is. It is a concept that is changeable, diluted, blurry, ephemeral, moldable. The first layer could be “approximately” clear, it is an interchange. But the subjective emotions around it are still a sort of tabu that we want to explore with a poetical approach.

In development:

In January 2020 I started a research to create the script for the TV series which will be developed with the production company GLOBO ROJO FILMS (http://www.globorojofilms.com/). In Chile I interviewed some specialist in the topic, and during February and March I wrote the script to apply to Chilean funds.

Now I am researching to create a script to develop the project in New York, USA. 

Link to Teaser for TV series (in Spanish):

https://vimeo.com/402000980.

Password:  globorojoprivate

Explorative video:

The project

This project is an ongoing investigation that will take different shapes. A documentary, a tv series, an art installation. The idea is to start exploring the concept through conversations and an audio-visual exploration of the cities. How are the symbols of money represented on the space, on the bodies?. How do people talk about it?.

The project will start in NYC as an exploratory space. The city is considered a cultural and financial capital of the world, full of movement and immigrants. This brings the opportunity to approach to different communities and explore their perceptions and interconnections.