INE BANK

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT PABLO MADANES / INES RISSO / PATRICIA BURASCHI -2007

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PROJECT STATEMENT

Ine-Bank reflects the interaction between Suisse Bank’s investor’s expectations in regards to the Institution financial performance of their investments, adding the unpredictive behavior of the global economy. Unpredictability is modeled by the sprinkling of water on a mannequin wearing a dress made of a special water-soluble fabric. As water trickles down onto the model, her dress gradually dissolves and she is left partially naked, helpless and vulnerable.

Only after a catastrophe such as this happens, we realize how much weight we put on our expectations and assumptions about certain institutions that may seem all-powerful, but at the end it is as vulnerable as we are. Yet, as the world is gradually discovering, blind faith cannot be put into an institution merely because it has a reputation.

TECHNICAL STATEMENT

The base fabric of Ine-bank  is water soluble, it has been custom embroidered with depictions of stock market graphs. The color palette was inspired from some of the strongest bank notes in the world (yen, euro, pound and dollar)

The dress is worn by a mannequin, which is placed in a storefront window style display. Water will be drizzled on it for about 2-3 minutes to dissolve the base fabric causing the embroidery to slip, collapse, and drop.  The process will be documented through photography and video. It will be presented as a series of photographs. The actual mannequin is exhibited as well wearing the dress after the collapse and video showing the entire process from behind the scene.