Liquid Currency was a performative installation and bar created by myself with HYDRA (Anna Gloria Flores), Katie Shannon and Susu Laroche. For the occasion of the opening of group exhibition Wet Resistance at Dortmunder Kunstverein on 13 August 2022.
On the occasion of the Opening of ‘Wet Resistance’, Liquid Currency took the form of a performative installation and bar serving yellow liquids, draped in fingernail yellow latex with the emblem of a spinning, dropping, and melting coin, minted with a gorgon’s head.
The bars’ theme played with the idea of a ‘liquid, degrading circular currency’. Amplifying the notion of a bar as a place where one exchanges money for the service of liquids and supposed pleasure – only for the liquids to be pissed out, returned to waste and water – the environment and ultimately back into our bodies.
Katie Shannon created a soundtrack and performative interventions over the evening and Susu Laroche performed a live set of her music. The environment features Liquid currency bespoke fashion and spatial design latex artefacts by HYDRA. Liquid Currency has been conceived and designed by Zoe Williams. For more information on event check here
Images: Liquid Currency performance at Dortmunder Kunstverein, 2022, Zoe Williams with Katie Shannon, Susu Laroche and Hydra. Photos: Roland Baege