This short film is a dirty protest against the forces of neoliberalism in the incestuous worlds of ‘high’ art and mass media; featuring BBC coverage of Frieze Art Fair and The Guardian’s promotion of Charles Saatchi. It documents a protest performance, and forms a pair with At winter equinox we burn The Sun.
Both films by Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett were made for distribution as Internet video and by social media. They were created with news and broadcast media, disgust, fury, other natural elements, song and ritual enchantments against dark forces.
Festival of Money (8 minutes 7 seconds)
Exhibitions and screenings
Featured as part of Net Video, Black Box at Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, January 2012
The Zone, The Hundred Years Gallery, Brighton, 2012