Location: Love Shine 543 1/2 East 6 Street New York, NY 10009 212-387-0935
Chump Change is an installation with an interactive sculpture, a change machine of sorts, located in the window of the shop Loveshine in the East Village. I designed the window with the store's merchandise which includes coin purses, pocketbooks, jewelry, toys, etc. I strung garlands of large paillettes that hang from the ceiling with the machine insulated by Loveshine's inventory, all of which are for sale.
The basic premise of this piece can be suggested by answers to what is worth, what is value and what is expected. As the viewer puts a $1.00 bill (a Washington) into the change machine, they get Chump Change in return. Of course, there is also the overt message regarding the Bush administration.
Hurry - get yours now for only $1.00!
Art in Odd Places 2006 curated by Ed Woodham
This exhibition focuses on artworks created for public spaces.
Some works can be found on the street, sidewalk, in a park, a store, on a building, a wall, the internet or anywhere that art can be placed in the public sphere.
Maps will guide the viewer through the East Village and Lower East Side which can be printed from the website www.artinoddplaces.org or can be picked up for FREE throughout the neighborhood. There was a panel discussion on September 20, 2006entitled Imagining New Public Space to examine the use of public space for art, privatization of public space and the potential for new spaces to be found.