MYPOCKET traces simultaneously a personal history of expenditures and universal financial forecast. The artist has meticulously retained physical and virtual evidence of all his expenditures, creating a database visualization of their passage and custom software algorithm of their probability of recurrence. The Transactions Feed archives all of his economic interactions (thereby making all his personal financial records public), and posts their percentaged predictions. The Transactions Graph is a dynamic representation of the temporal and relational aspects of these transactions. Each receipt of his expenditures are then marked a stamp of the predicted probability with which the transaction would have happened, transforming it into a unique “predicted object”.

Inspired by a line in the Bank of America Privacy Policy document, the MYPOCKET system exposed artist’s bank transactions to everyone in the form of an RSS feed, and run from 2008 to 2010 subjecting the artist to a 2 year life experiment.

MYPOCKET is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.
http://turbulence.org/Works/mypocket/

Exhibitions:

MediaSpace / Filmwinter, Stuttgart, 2009

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2009

“New Media: Why”, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, 2009

“After The Net”, Observatori, Valencia, 2008

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