Sara PapeSearcher, artist, Timebank.cc | Netherlands Speaker
Sara Pape concluded a Master in Artistic Research at The Royal Academy in The Hague. Her artistic practice is a research that focuses on the paradoxes inherent in the physical world. She makes drawings, spatial objects of ceramics and other materials, installations and works in the field of performance. The subjects part from the idea that the human being constructs value with its surrounding objects and commodities whereas he contributes only a friction of value through inventions that leads him often to self-harm.
Her obsession in revealing irrational human behaviour reaches her art practice and also engagement for social justice. She is also an economic activist: co-founder of Timebank.cc. a parallel monetary system that uses worked time as a currency. A bank that reminds you that money is a human-made tool. It not only represents value, it defies the value system of the society as well.