Inspired by the utopic economic model of the dollar store, we conducted a four-hour performative experiment outside our graphic design building, where every item was bought and sold for exactly one dollar. The sale was an attempt to re-design the $100 bill. Using the vernacular sale sticker to generate interest, a large scale poster as advertising and through various modes of merchandising (as items were arranged by color, size, alphabetical order), the sale was a big success and a spectacle for Providence passersby. The receipt book created for this project logged each buyer's name and item; not one of the receipts was the exact same (using a gradating color tint on each sheet to differentiate), indicating our effort to show each object in relation to the greater whole.


A collaboration with Brandon Miller, RISD MFA '07
Quicktime movie, 04'41''