Deceitful Habits In A Human's Soul - Michael Meier & Christoph Franz
|Michael Meier ; Christoph Franz
Michael Meier and Christoph Franz created the site-specific commission ‘Deceitful Habits in a Human’s Soul’, a fountain situated in the courtyard outside the University of Zurich’s new building for its Department of Banking and Finance. The work recreates elements from the Trevi Fountain in Rome, cast using metal from coins thrown into the iconic fountain. The act of tossing a coin into the pool at this popular site is based on a superstition fuelled by Hollywood. This publication documents the project in texts and photographs, marking the celebratory opening of a financial studies facility with paradoxical commentary on how we as a society value its humblest monetary units.
|48 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, German/Italian/English