The People’s Currency
28 January -
30 January 2022
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray St, Sydney NS
This Lunar New Year, Eugenia Lim will present the performance The People’s Currency. Taking its name from Renminbi (China’s currency), the work explores the social impacts of globalisation upon those who seek their fortunes in the factories of China – or the ‘workshop of the world’. The People’s Currency turns Darling Harbour into ‘Renminconn’, a closed loop ‘special economic zone’. Dressed as a gold Mao-suited ‘Ambassador’, Lim will inhabit a factory printing counterfeit currency of her own design and act as floor manager to this ‘factory’ of workers. In exchange for basic menial work, the ‘employee’ will be remunerated in The People’s Currency.
Top image: Eugenia Lim, The People's Currency, 2017, photo: Document Photography.