iv. black box white paper

time / location: 20/21/24/25 February 2014. Stockholm.
performers: paper, trolley, me
documentation: photography, data

NASDAQ OMX Nordic, the Nordic stock exchange, is seated in a warehouse in the port area of Stockholm. A dozen of big companies, authorised traders, are spread around the city. NASDAQ OMX is an offshoot of NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations), the first fully electronic exchange, registered on Wall Street. People do not meet, all trading is performed through clicks or, increasingly, via algorithms. However, vectors of finance always land somewhere, on someone’s desktop. How would it be if the shares were traded on foot as means of slowing down the world, or simply trading in a post-fossil-fuel world?
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