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What People Do For Money

by The/Das

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"What People Do For Money and other joint ventures" is title and topic of the Manifesta 11, taking place as art Biennale in Zurich, Switzerland, this summer for 100 days, curated by the conceptual and video artist Christian Jankowski. Apposite to the slogan-like title Jankowski looked for a theme song working as a piece of art and part of Manifesta as well as independently.

Well acquainted with the Berlin based band The/Das he commissions them tongue-in-cheek to write a "summer hit" (quote) for Manifesta 11. Whereas The/Das - excited about Jankowski's œuvre - feel honoured and sit down to work. What comes next is the song at hand: summery fluffy and cheerful, moving its shoulders and clicking its fingers. Lyrically it copes with the title of Manifesta, without being boring or lecturing, and thinks big and frankly with money clichés. Money has no smell.

Hence the track is an invitation to the head to become part of the art discourse and to the body to move. Or vice versa. Or both.

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released June 3, 2016


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