stainless steel, cash dispensing mechanism
60 x 40 x 60 cm
Cashpoint is an abstracted but functioning full-scale version of an ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) that has been designed to randomly dispense a five-pound note once in every 24 hour period.
Site-specificity is integral to the work. The strategic location of cashpoint in the city centre environment proposes a direct and random interaction with the general public. Acting as a pseudo economic incentive cashpoint aims to re-direct the expected and habitual flow of people through the city. It aims to stimulate a discussion about the commercialisation and economics of public space, providing a framework through which questions about, and understanding of public space can be generated in an unexpected and provoking way.