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Did i leave the irony on?  (after Munch)


Did I leave the irony on? 

demonetised hyperinflation banknotes (ZWR $1,801,056,888,698,080), 24 carat gold leaf, and acrylic medium on paper

76cm x 56cm

After Munch's Der Schrei der Natur


count denomination value (ZWR) Pick click for image…
18 100 trillion $1,800,000,000,000,000 P91 one hundred trillion dollars
3 50 billion $150,000,000,000 P87 banknote
84 10 billion $840,000,000,000 P85 banknote
95 500 million $47,500,000,000 P82 banknote
180 100 million $18,000,000,000 P80 banknote
26 50 million $1,300,000,000 P79 banknote
4 10 million $40,000,000 P78 banknote
48 million $48,000,000 P77 banknote
5 100 thousand  $500,000 P75 banknote
2 20 thousand $40,000 P73 banknote
98 thousand $96,000 P71 banknote
117 five hundred $58,500 P70 banknote
28 hundred $2,800 P69 banknote
39 twenty $780 P68 banknote
745 $1,801,056,888,698,080    

bulletRead: Wikipedia's article on Banknotes of Zimbabwe


Classical alchemy warned “Beware of the physical in the material."

but as we do the work we forget:
we take things literally...
the abstract becomes real...
we lose our way...

until we're reminded to leave the irony on:
and suddenly everything's clear...
delusion becomes revelation...
until the next forgetting....


Detail…

did i leave the irony on - detail


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