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Interest-Bearing Capital is a digital object, which is printed on a thick piece of acrylic glass.

It contains a granite sphere. But actually, it is only a quarter of a sphere that has been placed in front of two intersecting mirrors. The mirrors give the illusion of the sphere being whole. Or at least the upper half of the sphere.

The composition relies on the logic of metaphor. Where the granite sphere stands for the concept of “capital.” While the placement of mirrors attempts to describe interest placed on the capital offered when a loan is negotiated. The reflection of the granite sphere being “interest.” And because the reflection is also reflected in another mirror, this becomes a metaphor for compound interest. Which is interest placed on interest.

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