EVERYTHING MUST GO, CFCCA, Manchester (2011)
foreign investment (FI) gathered hundreds of small unloved objects, donated by local retailers and the people of Manchester. Over a period of 6 weeks the worthless object were gilded with 18-carat gold leaf in the gallery space that was transformed into a workshop and showroom. Visitors and bystanders were invited to carry out the gilding as well, assisted by the FI team. At the end all gilded articles were available by a numbers – In an almost alchemical process, a re-distribution of gold took place at the CFCCA on Thomas street.
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