Coins, those age-old metallic discs struck with the symbols of national mythology,  just might unlock reason & light in the fourth year of the Dire Global Recession, an economic state whose laws do not apply within the stones of Wall Street; whose invisible great wall is impregnable to marauding justice, equality, and change.  So we present the Summer of Change; a series of numismatic ritual offerings to our nation’s bankers; those citizens worthy of prizes and honors; which we as artists are honored to bestow in public. Standing on The Street safely within the commons of the commonwealth, we shall seize this extraordinary moment by the horns to re-distribute wealth in the form of dollars, fifty-cent pieces, quarters, dimes, nickels, and the Lincoln penny; sacrificing one denomination per event.  Lacking the private means to fund this unprecedented showering of coins, we turn to Kickstarter; with every penny that we raise from The People guaranteed to find its way into the palm of a Wall Street Banker.

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A collaboration between the Aaron Burr Society & Noah Fischer

We Present a series of 7 events to take place at the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets.(map)

SCHEDULE: The events will start on the Summer Solstice and end on the Fall Equinox 

Distribution of 100 Greenback and Liberty Dollars:June 21st 12:00-1:00 PM

Distribution of 200 Kennedy Fifty-Cent Pieces: July 15th

4:00-4:30 PM (Wall Street)

4:30-5:00 (March to Irish Hunger Memorial)

5:00-7:00 (Irish Hunger Memorial) (map)

Distribution of 400 Washington Quarters: TBA

Distribution of 1000 Roosevelt Dimes: TBA

Distribution of 2000 Jefferson Nickels: TBA

Distribution of 10,000 Lincoln Pennies: September 22nd 12:00-1:00 PM


We are a joint venture of New York based artists: the Aaron Burr Society and Noah Fischer& Co. As chance would have it (though one person’s chance is another’s karma) this joint venture initially formed in 2008: the year of change, when then-candidate Barak Obama inspired legions of volunteers to canvas for change; a concept which seemed vanguard at the time. The pair thus drove to Milford, PA: a perfectly divided American small town where they stood on the street corner yelling and waving signs at strangers. On this occasion, Fischer was given an uncle Sam outfit which he was not allowed to keep. History rolled on, Obama was elected under economic crisis conditions and proceeded to pick distinguished men to put the economy back on track; men who had first-hand knowledge of the dirty affairs of Wall Street, largely having caused them in the first place. The years passed; 2008, 2009, then 2010 and finally 2011, and from economic stagnation sprang the aforementioned joint venture: a business whose sole mission is to trade on the absurdity of Market Finance: both ceremonial and playful.

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