Stay, create and present in Tokyo with 3331 Arts Chiyoda's residence program
Residence Period: 2011.09.10-2011.09.24
Elisabeth Smolarz has been involved in a long term project "The One Hundred Dollar Project" which is being carried out in all the G8+5 member countries, questioning what people will do for one hundred dollars for 1 hour of work. This project is to be realized as a large scale video installation, and Japan will form the 10th installment. Smolarz collaborated with Tokyo residents in the realization of this project, asking them "What will you do for $100?" Participants were asked to give the artist an hour of their time in exchange for $100 to be split between them, what they do in this one hour is up to them, but all their actions are filmed to form a social commentary on the economic status of each country.