From the Horde to The Bee
A printed document is produced as a means to redistribute funds from the 56th Venice Biennale of Art to an archive of militant and critical publishing housed in an anarchist squat in Milan. The printed document features a selection of material from the archive (Primo Moroni Archive, c/ Cox 18, Via Conchetta 18, Milan). A4 in size and consisting of 496 B&W pages, the content of anarchist, autonomist and marxist material ranges from the 1960’s up until the present. All the images are reproduced at 1:1 scale exactly as they were positioned on an A4 scanner. The edition of the printed document sits on a large purpose built table. In exchange for a copy the audience leave 10€ on the table surface. The cash remains in the centre of the table for the duration of the exhibition. Part Robin Hoodism, part money laundering, the edition of 10,000 means a potential of 100,000€ on the table. There are no guards or security. At the end of the exhibition all the cash on the table goes to the archive/squat for its continued struggle.

From the Horde to the Bee, 2015

496 page book in an edition of 10,000, table, cash

500 x 500 x 75cm

Presented as part of All the World’s Futures

56th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia

Curator: Okwui Enwezor

Time-lapse video 5 May – 23 November 2015

horde sequence
From the Horde to the Bee, 2015
Marco Fusinato filling garbage bags with cash in the last minutes of the exhibition, 23 November 2015

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