I opened 54 different bank accounts and periodically transfer my money from one bank to another using the ATM. It is a manner of confirming my existence in one place, one bank, and reconfirming it in another, and so on and so forth. In a sense, my identity as an individual is recognized and acknowledged in multiple places. The ATM prints out the customized ‘transfer cards’ for my accounts. I view the collection of transfer cards as a means of artistic production. The ATM becomes a tool like the printing machine, and the bank becomes my artist’s studio/workshop where the printed receipts simultaneously evidence the cash transfers I perform and serve as artistic imprints.
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