Using a black marker I black out words and phrases on newspaper clippings from the business newspaper "The Financial Times". That way only a few words remain which together amount to a previously hidden, new meaning. economic words are surprising notations extracted from the world of economics as represented by the printed world of daily financial news: composed entirely of the vocabulary of money a visual poetry is created that goes beyond capital flows, stock market listings, and international money shifts.
For several years now, I have been publishing economic words, at regular intervals and free of charge, on the Internet on www.economicwords.com, Facebook and Instagram. To my way of thinking, it is nice and important that as many people as possible can enjoy economic words without paying for it. However, this also means that I have to find the necessary funding for my artistic work elsewhere.
So far, I have managed to do so by generating income from curatorial projects and a part-time job in adult education. In addition, there are sporadic sales of originals at regular art market prices. The first two sources of income are now dropped indefinitely due to the Corona crisis. Yet still, even under these exceptional circumstances, I make a point saying that the selling of originals at art market prices, which are often only affordable for a few people, is altogether dispensable when relying on a crowd-based financing model: You can now support me here on steady with a monthly amount to help me continue drawing and publishing economic words for free.
Steady is a Berlin-based platform that helps creatives like me collect small amounts from many people every month. These are then bundled and passed on to me in monthly amounts. All memberships together result in a kind of monthly basic income and thus provide me with the necessary air for the long artistic breath.
You as my supporters get something back as a thank you for your membership: Depending on the membership you have chosen, there is good economic karma and my big thanks, postcard sets that I print in small editions only for my steady supporters, or signed economic words – unique copies of your choice. These originals are 5.5 cm wide and between 7-15 cm high, drawn with a black marker on salmon pink newsprint of the "Financial Times", signed and dated on the rear side.
Whether you choose a monthly or annual plan makes no big difference to you. For me, however, an annual billing is slightly more convenient, because in this case transaction fees are deducted from your support just once, whereby a larger part of your contribution actually reaches me.
Each plan gives me the great feeling of knowing that you appreciate my work, and helps me continue working independently in the future and publishing the content free for everyone.
I appreciate your support, however much or little. economicwords forever and for everyone! Anke
PS: There is a second steady-page for economic words in German: https://steadyhq.com/de/economicwords
PS: If you want to cancel your membership, it's easy, here: steady. The staff there are very nice and helpful people, answering promptly to all your questions.