Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for November
M T W T F S S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Iris Ranzinger

Gold column spits cash at busy shoppers

A bizarre new art installation located on one of Vienna's most upmarket streets spits out euro coins - to raise awareness about the financial crisis.

The golden column on Vienna's Graben, in the Austrian capital, an exclusive shopping mile packed with designer shops, spits out the coins every hour.

The golden column artwork titled  'Quantitative Easing (for the street)' was designed by Artist Axel Stockburger.

Stockburger, who holds a PhD from the University of the Arts, in London, said: "It is a column from which randomly euro coins are spat out and which roll onto the floor. People can then take these coins.

"The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the Euro crisis."

But he added: "Many people are too busy and simply walk past.

"How can it be that there is so much money in circulation but so few people have money, and so many have problems surviving on the money they do have."

The artist did not say how much money was released everyday, adding: "We are not talking about mass amounts of money. This is a symbolic act.

"It will remain in the city until the middle of October.

"It is left to chance how much money the column spits out at each time.

"The aim is that it demonstrates the instability, volatility and and inequality of economic values."

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
Stockburger  spits  spat  symbolic  golden  crisis  randomly  column  Vienna  London  Euro  simply  Artist  awareness  floor  euro  circulation  problems  money  coins

Latest News

 

Panda Dies Of Horrific Injuries After Savage Attack
A three-year-old wild Giant Panda left badly wounded in the Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve in China after an attack by yellow-throated martens has died of its wounds.

Food Jewellery Craze In Japan
The designers call it modern art, and claim it is designed for the woman who wants a guarantee she will stand out at the next dinner party.

Darth Vader Taken Out By Street Sign
Darth Vader and a pair of Imperial Stormtroopers felt the force of a blow from a road sign after not paying attention while hitting the campaign trail.

How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake
Spectacular images that show how a park becomes a lake each spring complete with underwater trees have been captured by two divers.

Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.

Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.

Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.

Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.

Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.

Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sisterís fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers