Barter & trade

Before the wide-spread use of coins, people used to barter goods. These days, we see barter happening again: hit by the crisis and the subsequent austerity rage, people start to exchange goods again or to exchange services (so, you teach me Spanish, and I clean-up your computer).
I too give a go at barter within the context of my project “In Gold We Trust”: during the Museum Night, I set up an Echange Office where where visitors can bring objects or raw materials. These will be processed into art objects in the weeks following the museum night. You can follow the process here on this blog under the category “Barter”.