One Million Reais, 2010

demarcation strip and coin


3m x 3m

The installation is composed of white demarcation tape and a coin. The tape, commonly used in museums to keep a safe space for the piece, draws a 3 meters square shape on the floor and the coin is placed standing on the ground in the middle. By playing with the difference between scales (the very small object and the wide demarcation), the installation confronts the concrete value (5gr iron coin) and abstract value (given by the title, 1 million reais). The empty space between the tape and the coin reflects the invisible relations of visibility and invisibility, reification, and fetishism.