Un metro por dinero

Monterrey, México. 2010

I placed myself in a public space with a tape measure, milk, a clock, parasol, and a sign saying “Give me a coin of bill and I’ll travel a meter”. As I received monet, I travelled the corresponding meter and left a label as a trace, pointing how many meters I had travelled so far and at what time did I realize the travel. The action took a total of five hours, travelling 150 meters and gathering a total of 310,50 Mexican pesos and a few dollar cents. This performance take advantage of the current Venezuelan circumstance in which the people has made of begging a profession. In this case, and frequently without noticing, people pays me for doing performance, an exceptional phenomena in my country. The final destiny of the gathered money is to expose it as an artistic object.