An actual real 5 cents swiss coin from 1984 has been scanned in 3D to produce those sculptural elements.
This work commissioned by Josiane Imhalsy and Madeleine Schuppli for Pro Helvetia is installed for two years on the ancient building portal at Hirschengrabe in Zurich.
It has been crafted by a crew of fine artists in collaboration with TMF to obtain two giant tossing coins revolving in the wind. The figure appearing on the smallest Swiss coin is « Libertas » and this artwork stands for the actions made inside this building, promoting artists and generating diversity in conjunction with the Helvetic Confederation administration.
LIBERTAS LIBERTAS – two large tossing coins installed on Pro Helvetia’s headquarters portal in Zurich.
BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, WEED AMBASSY (DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT), FEED THE WORLD, YOU WIN, THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG, BORDERLINE, IN LOVING MEMORY, ARM WRESTLING, PA-PA-PAP-PAP, SOUND OF THE SYSTEM, INFINITY, GOLDEN SHOWER, YOUTRIBE, COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS, XXX, ALIEN NATION, SAFT, HAPPY MONDAY, ERRATUM, DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT, HOW TO BUILD AN EMPIRE, OIL OIL OIL, PICKPOCKETS, FORTUNA, I WALK THE LINE, PIMP MY RIDE, LOVE IT.