In their transdisciplinary project, artist duo KREUSER/CAILLEAU explores the imagery and sounds of money.

When and how does a piece of paper or an artwork acquire an exchange value? How is its value determined and put into practice? Although we live in a globalized world and economy, local history, traditions, approaches and interpretations of exchange are different. What can be summed up with „exchange“ in English requires many different words in German: Austausch, Umtausch, Eintausch, Abtausch. What they all have in common is a given or to be determined relation to a value. How do we define that value, what’s the exchange rate? How does value look like in artistic practice? How does it sound?

KREUSER/CAILLEAU is a duo project of German composer Timo Kreuser and French filmmaker Guillaume Cailleau. Their fetish is approaching objects as containers of different functions. By ignoring the primary features of things, and instead focusing on the potential of the object itself as a sonic and visual stimulator, meaning gets molded into new contexts and the original understanding of it is undermined.


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