Gasworks and Open School East Residency


Gasworks and Open School East are co-hosting a residency by Portuguese artists Antonio Contador and Carla Cruz, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. This partnership enables the artists to spend 6 months working in a shared studio at Open School East, an experimental and self-directed artists’ space that focuses on professional development and the exchange of ideas.

During their residency, Antonio and Carla will explore the questions and problems that arise when money is found on the street. Continuing a project they started in 2012, they will unpack the social and political repercussions of this everyday occurrence in collaboration with experts from various fields, such as numismatics, economy, geography and osteopathy. Their research will result in series public events at Open School East focusing on how these specialists and others interpret the issues of value, honesty and privitisation at stake in finding or misplacing money.

Finding Money, 2011-12, Carla Cruz, 105 GPB in scratch cards/105 GPB em raspadinhas