The Spectacle of Disappearing Money, Documentation of the performance

Exhibition view in Palais de Tokyo (Paris), The Real Thing?, 2013

The Spectacle of Disappearing Money
Choreographic exercise for hands only, coin
Each exercise, 15’


The Spectacle of Disappearing Money consists of a series of exercises in which a performer shows an audience how to make a coin disappear. During the exercises the trick is revealed in 3 steps through a choreography of hands. The spectacle takes place without sound, so to avoid any elements of suggestion. Repetitions and mistakes are visible during the demonstration, since the performer is learning the trick while the exercise is taking place.

The Spectacle of Disappearing Money is an action conceived as parallel ‘note’ to the work titled Speculative Speeches (Workers of the World – Relax).