Money is currently the connections between the identity of products and the identity of people. While asking whether the economic growth of a product reforms the way a society pursuits its collective interests, MoneyBag also is the pursuit of preferences related to the material identity of products. Asking in what capacities material identity affects the way that same societies direct their goals and participation based on the development of the products.MoneyBag is in itself a play on the crossing between the symbol of money and the idea of money in the current cultural context. By referencing money symbols from Chinese history, the system of symbols on display as a brand identity questions our perception of value. Putting on display the transformation of money as the symbol of humanity in our time.
In my installation Coin Flower (2012), concerns around the ideological relationship between people and objects are visually portrayed by incorporating the tradtional symbols of money from across Chinese history into a monogram portrayed on the bag. Inviting the audience to celebrate financially the maker’s identity.