The siege of Haarlem began on December 3, 1572 with a letter to the people of Haarlem to surrender. They refused and a spacious seven-month siege by the Spanish army took place. There was a start of shortages of everything also money to pay soldiers, for example. Therefore emergency money was minted from melted silver lamps, chandeliers and barrels. They also used gold and paper in order to create a temporary currency. In fact, they are made from recycled materials. They look like leftover material that has no value at all. They got its value by the image minted on it. The re use of existing materials where interesting for me.
I was searching for an opposite material that is impermanent and will not long be maintained. And came out with paper. This is now often recycled in many products. I wanted to use the technique to make my own paper and experiment with it. My goal was to make paper that can’t be copied by someone else. This became possible because of the actions and additional increment per person differ so there always comes a different composition. I started to experiment with different types of paper. And discovered that the paper a fiber paper, and a solid paper as base needed.
Over the years, confidence in the financial markets dropped sharply, and is still declining. The paper shows the impermanence of value.There are three different values. The first is fast impermanent by the paper composition of the newspaper. The second lasts longer through the paper composition of the transfer card. The third, an old sock, will remain for the longest period by the addition of cotton.
Exhibited during 'Work With We' minor digital craft exhibition 2016 21.01 - 22.01
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