Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman’s collaborative practice investigates the data tracks we amass through networked communication. Numerous publications have featured their work including Wired, The Picture Show from NPR, the New York Times, and the British Journal of Photography. They recently created site-specific public artworks for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Public Art Commission, the Indianapolis International Airport, and the DUMBO Business Improvement District. Their work is in the permanent collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Portland Art Museum.
Death of the Gold Standard
On August 15, 1971, President Nixon announced that the United States would no longer officially trade dollars for gold. Although the US had abandoned the gold standard in the early twentieth century, this announcement completely severed the relationship between the dollar and the gold market thus creating the environment for the credit crisis of our current times.
The Economist introduced the Big Mac Index in 1986 as a comparison device for currency across cultures. In our global culture the price of a standardized item can be used to illuminate multiple economic conditions: labor, trade, trends, and economic health. Death of the Gold Standard investigates various indices, by asking, How can we make value tangible? We strive to understand equivalence through everyday data points and alternative metrics.
Nate lives in Baltimore, MD and Marni in Athens, GA.
To see more of Nate and Marni’s work, please visit their website.