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Pence Sterling Anna Brownsted 2018-2021



Reading time: 6 minutes



Afterword traces the fortune of a 356kg pile of 100,000 pennies through a series of international events that occurred between 2018 and 2021. Presented as a webpage, the work draws on an archival collection of images, letters, videos, print articles, crime reports, and retrieved internet articles from the global media coverage of Brownsted’s public intervention Pence Sterling (2018).


Organised in a factual timeline that begins with a dilapidated public fountain in Cambridge city centre and concludes with the forced closure of Chinese free-press newspaper Apple Daily, Afterword is the digital record of an unfolding social experiment on value, freedom and the politics of finance.  


Link: Afterword (2021)

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