Time-Money Roll

This continuous roll of time-money is Cabinet’s contribution to Time/Bank, an e-flux project in which groups and individuals trade time and skills directly and bypass money as a measure of value. Originally presented at e-flux’s launch of Time/Bank at the 2009 Frieze Art Fair, Cabinet’s roll of time-money is worth 24 hours. Divided into 48 half-hour segments, the roll was made on a printing calculator by typing the numbers 1 to 30 and then repeating the process 47 times. The user can tear the roll into whatever increments are needed in order to pay for someone’s services. Artist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio’s “industrial paintings,” which were kept on rolls and sold by the meter, provided the point of departure for Cabinet’s project.

Idea and design: Sina Najafi and Jessica Green.

For more on this project, see www.e-flux.com/timebank.