Mixed media installation 
CG video (918 sec) projection on carpet, live feed from bitcoin market


 3d visualization of the installation view
There are 180 circulating  in the world currencies which are officially recognized as legal tender. The physical embodiment of a currency is a paper banknote, neatly decorated and printed out. Each of these heavily decorated pieces of paper is a bold statement of propaganda and national values.

The meditative morphing of one currency, one queen to another, one sheikh to a president creates a provocative melting pot of national identities and mentalities. The second part of the artwork -  real-time flow of bitcoin transactions thus articulating the dichotomy of the two mentalities – of the digital world and the old, traditional one.

The research shows that the rules of the visual decoration and representations are surprisingly very similar for all currencies. All countries are utilizing the same “visual code”, color schemes and aesthetics. The faces on the portraits are always presented within only three types of the official visual approaches, the position of the head and the eyes are strictly determined.

Installation 180+1 at "Wild money"group show in Electromuseum (Moscow)
Being so heavily decorated and bearing so much of propaganda symbolic meanings the currencies can be imagined to become the objects of handiwork as if they were part of a decoration of an interior. Similar to the carpets.
A completely opposite approach a mentality is represented by crypto currencies and blockchain system, which are decentralized, doesn't aim to create a national identity, have no signs of propaganda or nationalism and have an open system of every transaction.