Thursday, April 2, 2009

How Much Am I Paying? Photos

Installation at the Bailout Biennial

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

$2,296.84 + $2,573.26 = $4,870.10

President Obama was scheduled to sign the stimulus bill today at 12:40 pm.

At 12:41 PM the US Population was estimated to be 305,837,260.

That means that for the $787 billion stimulus package each person in the United States is paying $2,573.26. Overall that means $2,296.84 + $2,573.26 = $4,870.10.

What does $2,296.84 + $2,573.26 = $4,870.10 mean in your life? Leave a comment by clicking the comments section below this post.

The second button, + $2,573.26 is in the works.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Contact your elected representatives with how much $2,296.84 means in your life and the lives of others

I urge you to personalize and send the following letter to your elected representatives.

Contact your Senator before Tuesday’s vote

US House of Representatives

President Barack Obama

Download the letter here.

Friday, December 26, 2008

What does $2,296.84 mean in your life?

Post your comment, and view other people's, by clicking on the comments section at the bottom right.

How much am I paying - my project for the Bailout Biennial

For my contribution to the Bailout Biennial I made buttons with the amount of money each person in the USA will be paying towards the $700 billion bailout. I will hand out these buttons at the opening and they will be available for people to take throughout the exhibition. They are free since people are already paying enough. I encourage people to wear these buttons, and when asked about them, talk to people about the bailout.

I am also collecting responses from people about what $2,296.84 means in your life, responses which I will record here. If $2,296.84 would fix the current financial situation we might all be willing to make the sacrifices listed here. This project aspires to ground this very abstract number in a way that is meaningful in our own lives, inspire dialogue and perhaps even public response.

If you are unable to attend the exhibition and would like to submit a response and receive a button please contact me through my yahoo account juliejeanus.

Exhibition details:
January 16 - March 15, 2009
Golden Belt, Building 2, Floor 3, 807 East Main Street,
Durham, NC

26 Artists, 10 States, 4 Countries, 1 Crisis.

Organized by elin o'Hara slavick and Jeff Waites

Exhibition Artists: Lauren Adams, Becca Albee, Joshua Bienko, Clare Britt, Ann Chwatsky, Maria DeGuzman, Severn Eaton, Lorena Endara, Paul Evans, Peter Eversoll, Cathryn Griffin, Michael Itkoff, Andrew Johnson, Geoffrey Owen Miller, Susan Mullally, Shaw Osha, Conor Peterson, elin o'Hara slavick, Susanne Slavick, Hiroshi Sunairi, David Tinapple, Julie Thomson, Paul Valadez, Stacy Waddell, Jeff Waites, Karen Frimkess Wolff

Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday hours are 12 PM to 5 PM.
Free, open to the public.