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P2P Gift Credit Card - Gift Finance
2010. Digital print, plastic cards embossed, dimensions variable.

This project proposes an alternative financial model based on a Peer-to-Peer social architecture. It offers an innovative participatory system using counterfeit virtual money by issuing forged VISA credit cards. The project introduced Gift Finance, a monetary policy based on free universal credit without interest. Gift Finance is the conceptualization of the democratic creation of money by ordinary people in order to redistribute wealth in society. The website allows people to generate unique virtual card numbers and send them to others via digital platforms. A limited edition of physical plastic P2P Gift Credit Cards are available by request at, and they have been distributed worldwide via mail, in the art exhibitions and public interventions.

Selected pictures of installations at the following shows
Mal au Pixel Festival Paris, REALITYFLOWHACKED Ljubljana, Visionary Trading London.

Introductory slides

Selected shows and presentations
FIY: The Art of Creating Economic Models lecture for ISP Whitney Museum, NYC - U.S.
DATA lecture at Science Gallery, Dublin - Ireland
ODNM lecture at L'École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Paris - France
summit, lecture, Seville - Spain
UAMO festival, Ultra Social, exhibition, Munich - Germany
REALITYFLOWHACKED, solo show at Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana - Slovenia
Abandon Normal Devices festival, lecture & performance, Liverpool - UK
Utopian Currencies, exhibition & lecture, Paris - France
Visionary Trading Project, Guest Projects, exhibition, London - UK

Selected bibliography
Denisse A. Arévalo, "Creative Destruction" catalogue, Whitney Museum, U.S. 2012, ISBN 0874271592
Pau Waelder Laso, "" magazine, Spain 2012, issue 48-49
Paul D. Miller, "Origin" magazine, U.S. 2012, issue september
Gustavo Romano, "PSYCHOECONOMY! Corporate Summit Sevilla" catalogue, Spain 2012, issue 2
Eftihia Stefanidi, Dazed and Confused magazine, UK 2011, ISSN 0961-9704, issue 204
LaToyah Gill, ROOMS magazine, UK 2011, ISSN 2046-5505, issue 6
Artlick, magazine, UK 2011, ISSN 2046-9349, issue 5
B. Sterling, "Art crosses the borders", XL magazine, Italy April 2011, Year VII, n°65

Selected pictures of the installations of the P2P Gift Credit Cards

Pictures of the P2P Gift Credit Cards
[ -> See all the selected pictures of details of the P2P Gift Credit Card and its packaging ]

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