The Knitcoin Edition: What Would Happen If You Had To Knit Your Money?
“The Knitcoin Edition is an intervention in the well-known board game Monopoly to evoke speculation on the implications of this type of pseudo non-labor, which in some aspects has come full circle to the ancient practice of being invested in the laborious making of the currency itself. The proposal is to replace the game’s paper play money with ‘knitcoin’ without changing the rest of the rules. When players need play money, they must knit it. The installation invites the audience to speculate on the consequences of such a system. Monopoly is proposed intentionally as a self-reflexive component, since the game itself was originally invented as a critical tool to demonstrate the unfair consequences of the system it now iconically represents.”
Conceived and created by Ebru Kurbak of Stitching Worlds.