Give/Take, 2012

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Give/Take is a site specific installation that investigates the action of exchange, asking the viewer to consider what is valuable to them not only fiscally, but culturally and spiritually. Housed in an abandoned safe vault, the installation takes the impersonal action of deposit and withdrawl and transforms it into a personal action/interaction. Participants were invited to take a sealed envelope which contained a piece of artwork and a quote in exchange for what they considered a fair trade. A surveillance camera similar to one found in banks recorded participants actions and reactions to the event.