I Am The Coin

McCormack, Derek. I Am The Coin. Toronto, Ont.: BMO Project Room, 2010.

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Abstract (English)

I Am the Coin was a year-long installation consisting of thousands of coins mounted directly on one wall of the BMO "project room in 2010. Each custom-minted coin is imprinted with a single letter of the alphabet. What at first appears to be a random grid of letters reveals itself, upon closer inspection, to be a series of words and sentences uninterrupted by spaces or punctuation marks. The words and sentences combine to tell a story that was written specifically for this project by toronto writer Derek McCormack. The bottom half of the grid spells out the story, which can be read like a book, from left to right; the top half of the grid is a mirror image of the bottom. The story is all about coins, the installation itself, and the people behind it." - Official website.

Types: Artists' publications ; Flyers, posters
All Contributors: McCormack, Derek (Author)
Dossier: 410 - LEXIER, MICAH
Collation: 1 folded sheet ([24] p.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: BMO Project Room
Artists: Lexier, Micah
Event Title: I Am the Coin
Type: Exhibition
Location: BMO Project Room (Toronto, Ont.)
Dates: 4 Jan. - 30 Nov. 2010
Copyright Statement: BMO Project Room
Official URL: http://www.iamthecoin.com/installation.html

The narrator is the "I" coin 20 rows from the bottom.

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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 16:08
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/21641
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