“The Almighty Dollar” is an idiom often used to satirize an individual or cultural obsession with material wealth or capitalism in general. The phrase implies that money is a kind of deity.
The dollar itself is not sacred. As fiat money, it is made by people and is subject to their use.
The paper dollar is a loaded object. I used currency as a visual foundation for this experimental piece to explore the flux of its value in the marketplace and its vulnerability as an instrument of human design.
To complete this film, I experimented with direct animation on film, interference patterns, databending, and datamoshing.