The Almighty Dollar

“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.