stephanie syjuco

 

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> Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)
> Neutral Orchids
> Cargo Cults
> Money Factory (An Economic Reality Game)
> Empire Gardens
> Hecho en Cuba (Made in Cuba)
> Artificial Currencies
> Dazzle Camouflage at Workshop Residence
> Public Pedagogy
> Market Forces
> American Rubble (Lancaster Avenue)
> The Fabricators (Tbilisi Edition)
> This is Not the Berlin Wall
> Dirty Works
> Copystand Books (Kronika Edition)
> Dazzle Camouflage Projects
> Cascadian Pattern Collapse
> Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals)
> Re-Mediation Lab
> Afghanicraftistan
> Empire/Other
> Ultimate Fabrication Challenge (Fauxrijuana)
> CHATFACE
> The Precariat (Material Witnesses)
> Cargo Cults: Object Agents
> Neutral Displays (Small Dilemmas)
> Ultimate Vision (Dazzle Camouflage)
> Ornament and Crime (Villa Savoye)
> Speculative Propositions
> Excess Capital
> FREE TEXTS: An Open Source Reading Room
> The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition)
> RAIDERS
> Phantoms (H_RT F D_RKN_SS)
> Pattern Migration
> Shadowshop
> Learning to Love You (All)
> Particulate Matter: Things, Thingys, Thingies
> notMOMA
> COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone
> Custom Transitional Utility Object (Morris Mover)
> Temporal Aggregate (Borrowed Beuys)
> Anti-Factory Bristol
> Towards a New Theory of Color Reading
> The Berlin Wall
> Counterfeit Crochet Project (Critique of a Political Economy)


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Excess Capital (Lowest Bid Accumulations)
2013 - ongoing

Used copies of Karl Marx's "Capital" purchased for minimum bids on Ebay.


I regularly search Ebay for copies of this title that are up for auction. I place just one bid. If I am outbid, I don't win. If I win I am forced to buy it. This works to create an automatic "demand" for the books and gives me a chance to accumulate used "Capital." I do not use the "Buy It Now" feature because that is responding to the seller's value system and not the market's evaluation of the item.

The idea is that one day the collection can be sold individually in a vending situation, with the price of each book being the cost of purchase plus any handling and shipping fees incurred in the Ebay transaction. The cost of each book depends on it's demand and material handling. The books vary by being published at different times and different formats, creating variety within sameness.

 

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