Pinigų uostas / Money haven
Pinigu uostas / Money Haven was a performative simulation of an offshore company. It investigated the rhetoric of international tax evasion and raised the question what mechanisms legitimize and normalise these practices. The project directly appropriated infamous companies offering such services (such us “Mossack Fonseca” and “The Nomad Capitalist”). The imitated elements of their rhetoric and aesthetics reflect the familiar logic of contemporary business thinking, in which a lack of expertise is masked via overconfidence and a standard design, pursuing an illusion of legitimacy.
In the performative installation, which balances between absurdity and seriousness, Money Haven aims to explore how the corporate practice of tax evasion affects the decline of a collective wellbeing on the state level. These tensions are more extensively discussed in the project’s magazine Post-Colonial Times.
Part of Dignity JCDecaux prize show, curated by Monika Kalinauskaitė and Adomas Narkevičius, at CAC Vilnius 2018 11 30 – 2019 01 13.
Pinigu Uostas / Money Haven: Ieva Sriebaliūtė, Mindaugas Gavrilovas, Paulius Petraitis
Entrepreneur performance: Andrej Polukord
Arrow spinning: Linas Čekanavičius
Photos: Inga Jankūnaitė, Daina Eičaitė, JCDecaux