MEIN KAPITAL (MY CAPITAL) | ink on original book pages of Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" | patterns based on the shape of different dollar-coins | 20,00 x 28,50 cm each | 2014 / 15 | ongoing project
MEIN KAPITAL is a series of abstract ink drawings on detached pages of Karl Marx’ book “Das Kapital" (Capital) The book pages are covered with geometrical ink-patterns which are based on the real shapes of coins. Anke Becker creates numerous money patterns by grouping single coins in always different arrangements. Covering the pages with money-patterns Marx’ book becomes literally unreadable. The text is complemented and covered by its very own theoretical subject: the money itself, materialized in the shape of the American dollar coins on the single book pages. In this way the content of Karl Marx’ text is going to be revaluated and reinterpreted.